Isabel Sem

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Isabel Pierce Sem moved to Frisco in 1974 at which time she became involved in the Young Homemakers and the Parent Teacher Association. She was later encouraged to run for election onto the Frisco school board. While her first run was unsuccessful Mrs. Sem tried again and was elected in 1977. With this election she became the first female member in the history of the Frisco school board.

Outside of her involvement in the school board for close to 10 years, Mrs. Sem served on the Citizen’s Bond Committees, co-chairing two successful campaigns in 1995 and 1998, and was a founding board member of the Frisco Education Foundation.

In 2006, Frisco ISD honored her with the completion of the Isabel Pierce Sem Elementary School.





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