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Our Mission

Anchor 1

Families for Houston collaborates with Henry Houston Elementary School to foster a healthy and stimulating learning environment for all children. We also support other local groups committed to strengthening public education. In all of our work, we prioritize and value diversity and inclusivity.  We want Houston to become, and remain, a vibrant, joyful, high-performing school, strongly supported by the community, where all children in Mount Airy have the opportunity to realize their potential.

our Board

Anchor 2
Kate Bryant

Kate and her family are transplants to Philadelphia and are happy to have landed in East Mount Airy.  Kate is an ardent supporter of public education, and both she and her husband Pete are proud products of the public education system.  Kate has a third grader at Houston and a rising Kindergartener.  When not working her day job (helping college students study abroad), she can found walking her two dogs through Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill.

Claire Murphy

Claire lives with her husband, Robert, their daughter, Evangeline, two sons, Colin and Liam (and dog Kodi) in West Mount Airy. They’re originally  from Washington, DC and as proud graduates of DC public schools, Claire and Robert are excited for their children to attend their neighborhood public school, which will strengthen our community and help advance the goal of ensuring all children can have a quality education. 

Vince Harris

Vince is a native Philadelphian that lives
in East Mt. Airy with his wife and 2 children. Vince is a management consultant within the healthcare industry, and has a passion for education and life-long learning. Vince believes that every child in the city, state, and nation should have access to safe, quality education in their neighborhood, and is excited to be a part of a team that is making a difference. 

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Tennyson lives in East Mt Airy with her husband Gregg and their 2 girls. She works as a researcher for Milwaukee Tool, and also volunteers with Pleasant Playground. She and Gregg are both huge Sixers fans: Go Sixers! 

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