Place 5 - Coley Canter
coley.canter@gcisd.net

 

Biography

Coley was born and raised in North Texas and graduated from Highland Park High School. She majored in Political Science and received her Bachelor of Arts from Southwest Texas State University in 1991.

She began her career in Human Resources in the temporary and permanent placement staffing industry. She joined the People Department at TDIndustries, a mechanical construction and facilities service company, in 1997, working in training, benefits, compliance, and recruiting. 

She moved to Grapevine when she married her husband of 20 years, Steve Canter. They have three uniquely talented daughters — a senior, junior, and freshman at Grapevine High Schools. Their interests vary from Athletic Training and Oral Interpretation (Competitive Speech) to Volleyball.

Coley is an active school and community volunteer. She has served several local PTAs as President and numerous other board positions, as well as the GCISD Council of PTAs, where she currently serves as the VP of Ways and Means for the GCISD Council of PTAs. Her community volunteerism is centered around the National Charity League of Colleyville, where she serves as Parliamentarian. 

Her family has a long legacy of serving public education. Her grandfather, Jack Lowe Sr., served as chairman of the multiracial Dallas Alliance Education Task Force, which developed a widely accepted school desegregation plan that was ultimately adopted by the federal courts. In his honor, he has a DISD school named Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary, in Vickery Meadows. Her father, Jack Lowe, served on the Dallas Independent School District School Board of Trustees for nine years, many of those as Board President. Coley was elected to Place 5 in December 0f 2020.