• School Board Member - Biography


    Louise Panzarella

    Louise Panzarella


    Louise Panzarella was a native of Chicago, born on November 28, 1915. She moved to Humble in 1942 with her husband, Dr. Carlo Panzarella. After the death of her husband, she became avery active in civic activities.

    Louise Panzarella was the first woman ever elected to the Humble ISD School Board and served for nearly 13 years. She was first elected on April 8, 1969 and served until January 2, 1979. She was later elected to the school board again on January 19, 1985 and served until January 19, 1988.

    On the School Board, she served as:

    • Board President
         April 1972 - April 1973
    • Vice-President
         April 1971 - April 1972
    • Secretary
         January 1978 - January 1979
    • Parliamentarian
         January 1977 - January 1978
         January 1986 - January 1987

    During her break from serving on the school board (1979-1985), Louise Panzarella served as a member of the Humble City Council (the 2nd woman to ever do so).

    She also served as a bank director of First City Bank for 8 years, an Honorary Life Member of the PTA, President of the Atascocita Women's Golf Association, President of the Harris County Women Golfers, President of the Humble Lioness Club, Board of Directors of the Humble Chamber of Commerce and Board Director of Symphony North. In 2003, Mrs. Panzarella was honored as the 2002 Haden E. McKay "Citizen of the Year".

    Mrs. Louise Panzarella died on December 27, 2009.