John McGee, Ph.D.

  • Position 6, Precinct 1

    John McGee, Ph.D.

    Dr. John Fitzgerald McGee was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He began his 33-year career in public service as a budget examiner with the Legislative Budget Board, where he monitored 13 state agency budgets totaling $676.9 million and analyzed legislation to determine the fiscal impact on the state and local municipalities. He was the assistant budget director for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) when the commissioner of education, Dr. Mike Moses, and associate commissioner, Dr. Carol Francois, asked if he would consider serving as the chief financial officer for a small district the agency was overseeing in his hometown of Dallas.

    After spending the next six weeks in prayer, McGee decided to shift the focus of his career to local schools. He served as the budget director for Dallas ISD for seven years and relocated to Houston, where he served in Spring Branch and Houston ISDs. He retired in August of 2022 from Aldine ISD as the director of accounting and business services. Continuing his life’s walk of public service, McGee performs financial reviews and analysis for 37 multi-family properties totaling $273 million for the City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his doctorate in biblical servant leadership from Dallas Baptist University in 2015. McGee previously served on the board of a local YMCA and as a mentor for Project Graduation. McGee is a volunteer deputy voter registrar and an active Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) member.

    “Papa John” and his lovely bride, Phaedra, are blessed and blended to have five children and four grandchildren (with one on the way in April) and attend the Crossover Bible Fellowship, where they enjoy teaching in the One Love Marriage Ministry and serving in the Total Fit Ministry as a line dance instructor and “DJ” (guess who the DJ is).

    McGee began his term in November 2023, with the term expiring in December 2024.


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  • John McGee, Ph.D.
    Board Trustee
    Harris County Department of Education
    6300 Irvington Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77022