Children Donít Care How Much You Know Ö Unless They Know How Much You Care
Ernestine has been in education over forty (40) years serving in positions as a volunteer, teacherís aide, teacher, administrator, and adjunct professor. She has worked in both the private and public sectors. She is a strong advocate of MENTORING!
Mrs. Ernestine Pierce: Recipient of the 2014 Certified Staff Guiding Star Award. She was nominated for the Parents for Public Schools of Houston Guiding Star Award. Parents for Public Schools of Houston is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian 501(c)(3) organization run solely by volunteers. They have a proud 20 year history promoting parent leadership and school accountability. Since its inception, Parents for Public Schools of Houston has tirelessly worked with other non-profit groups and organizations to effectively advance causes and positions, which are in the best interest of all children, regardless of race, gender, religion or socio-economic status.
As the recipient of the Bill & Melinda Gatesí Award, Mrs. Pierce (Jones High School-HISD and Texas Southern University Collaborative) initiated comprehensive school reform measures with a $1 million dollar grant through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Mrs. Pierce, along with her husband (Judge Frank P. Pierce), established a Young Fatherís Mentor Program at Hall High School (Aldine ISD). The purpose if the program is to assist young fatherís by proving support on fathering and parenting skills, network for employment opportunities, and learn about health issues confronting them.
Mrs. Pierce also facilitated Lone Star Collegeís (North Harris) BROTHER-4-BROTHER Mentor Program at Hall High School in Aldine ISD. This mentor organization was created for the specific purpose of mentoring boys in the years of adolescence through their passage into manhood. The Mentors believe that it is the responsibility of the men in the community to guide high school students into integrity, accountability, emotional literacy, truth and mission.
Ernestine was a gubernatorial appointee (appointed by the late Governor Mark White) and served a five-year term on the Texas Rehabilitation Commission Board. She and her husband founded the Martin Luther King, JR Memorial Foundation (San Antonio, TX) which raised money for scholarships for deserving students.
Ernestine is married to Judge Frank P. Pierce. She is a retired educator and resides in Spring, Texas. Mrs. Pierce is Nanna to three grandsons. She is also a member of Spring Wood United Methodist Church.