Dr. Ramesh “Cherry” Cherivirala Announces Bid for Fort Bend ISD Trustee Position 1

Dr. Ramesh “Cherry” Cherivirala

Dr. Ramesh “Cherry” Cherivirala

SUGAR LAND: Dr. Ramesh “Cherry” Cherivirala, a Sugar Land Resident, announced his intention to run for Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustee, Position 1 in the May 10, 2014 election.

“Growth of any city can be directly attributed to the quality of the schools in its neighborhoods. Economic growth in the Fort Bend ISD is clearly evident by the quality of the schools in the district.  I believe it is our moral responsibility to provide the resources to nurture and challenge our future leaders.  By providing the opportunities for all students to learn where they might best contribute to the society helps our community thrive, said Cherivirala.

Dr. Cherivirala is a partner at New York Life Insurance Company in its Sugar Land office.  As a partner his responsibilities include hiring, developing and supervising insurance agents and financial professionals.  Dr. Cherivirala is an 11 year resident of Sugar Land.  He is married with two children in Fort Bend schools.  Cherivirala has been married for 20 years to his wife Anuradha.  Dr. Cherivirala’s father is a retired teacher and his wife taught at HISD and FBISD as substitute teacher.

Ramesh Cherivirala served in PTO organizations at Rita Drabek Elementary and Quail Valley Middle Schools as Treasurer and parliamentarian.  He is the founding President of Dulles High School Math and Science Academy Booster Club and served the organization for two years. He has also helped other high schools to start their booster clubs.

He has served several Indo-American and Asian community non-profit organizations such as South Asian Chamber of Commerce, India Culture Center, Telugu Cultural Association, India House, Indo-American Political Action Committee, 80-20 PAC, Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) and Shirdi Sai Jalaram Mandir under various capacities.  Dr. Cherivirala is currently serving IACF as its President.  As part of the IACF education initiative, he has helped coordinating the efforts of educating the elementary school children through providing the tutors to teach Math and Science Curriculum.

His notable achievements/contributions as a President of ICC (an umbrella organization for all of Indians in Houston) include an installation of the Mahatma Gandhi (an apostle of truth and non-violence) Statue at Hermann Park. As President of ICC he led the efforts to raise funds for Tsunami Victims in 2004 and represented the Indo-American Community at Bush/Clinton Fund.  He is one of the three founding members of India House Council which made a community Center possible for Houstonians at West Belfort and Gessner to serve community at large.

“My decision to seek election as a Trustee is my passion for education.  I believe my experience in financial industry, leadership and management skills will be an asset to the Board of Trustees.  I believe in excellence in Education and fiscal responsibility,” said Cherivirala.  “I will work with the Board of Trustees and the community to make sensible decisions for our teachers, parents, students, and taxpayers of Fort Bend ISD.

A Campaign Kick Off is scheduled for February 12, at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.

For further information or to sign up as a volunteer, contribute, or make comments, visit Ramesh Cherivirala’s website www.ramesh4fbisd.com.