Q. What steps can be taken to make Aledo ISD the best that it can be?
A. To make Aledo ISD the best it can be, we need to continue to diversify and improve the education opportunities for our students. As they get more real world experiences along with the highest quality instruction, this helps prepare them the best for college and/or their future occupation. Another key area is that we need to work very hard at recruiting, hiring, and retaining the highest quality educators possible.
Farida Goderya, 48, was born and raised in Pakistan, moved to the USA in 1989, became a naturalized US citizen in 2003 and moved to Aledo in 2006. She and her husband researched the community and school system and chose Aledo ISD for its many attributes.
Goderya has been married to her husband for 25 years, and the couple has two children. Her son started at Aledo High School and graduated in 2010 as valedictorian. Her daughter started in kindergarten at Coder Elementary School and is currently in seventh grade at Aledo Middle School. By profession, Goderya is a civil engineer and specialized in water & wastewater engineering. She has been working for the City of Fort Worth Water Department since 2007.
Previous experiences include two years of teaching/research at university and eight years as a consultant/engineer with an engineering firm. Goderya has a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and PhD in civil engineering and is registered as a professional engineer (P.E.) in Texas and Illinois. On a personal and community level, Goderya has been involved with many informal social and religious activities mainly revolving around her family and kids. With respect to professional activities, she is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the International Organization of Pakistani Women Engineers (IOPWE), and NEDEAN NED Alumni of Texas (This is an Alumni association of graduates from NED University of Engineering & Technology, in Pakistani). She was recently selected to serve on the board of directors and as chair for NEDEAN.