KIMBERLY AGNEW BORDERS PhD
Lead Principal | North Houston
Houston Independent School District
Dr. Kimberly Agnew Borders, a product of the North Forest Community, currently serves as a Houston Independent School District Lead Principal for three schools located in North Houston. For the past 18 years, Dr. Borders has led school turnaround work in some of Houston’s most underserved communities including Northside, Third Ward, Acres Homes, and North Forest.
During her tenure as a principal, Dr. Borders established community partnerships with high impact child-focused organizations such as Save the Children, the Houston Food Bank, Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Prelude Music Foundation. A Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Dr. Borders initiated the Xi Alpha Omega Chapter’s first Annual School Supply Drive and restructured the chapter’s leadership development program for over 250 college educated women of color. She was instrumental in securing 501c3 status for the chapter’s charitable arm, the Ivy League Educational and Charities Foundation (ILECF), where she served as Board Chair, Co-Chair, Program Advisor, and Secretary. Dr. Borders has also served as Chair of the Mt. Zion Community Foundation where she was instrumental in securing and executing the Hogg Foundation’s Mental Health Grant. She is the Founding Chair of the Mt. Zion Annual Christmas Festival and Coat Drive that benefits children from the North Forest Community. In 2010, Dr. Borders saw the need for a service organization for women of color who reside in Kingwood and organized the Lake Houston Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD), Inc., an organization committed to changing the lives of youth and adults through literacy, health awareness, and building community partnerships. She is the chapter’s organizer and first president, and currently serves as Parliamentarian at the chapter level and Protocol Chair on the regional level. Dr. Borders is a member of Second Baptist Church in Kingwood where she supports the Second Loves Kids Ministry.
Dr. Borders graduated from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education and the University of Houston where she received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership. She resides in Kingwood, Texas with husband, Carlton.