Board of Trustees

District 5 (Map)

Ben Pape

Helen Berrott-Tims 



Helen Berott-Tims joined the GCCISD Board of Trustees in May 2021.


Born in Baytown, she is a product of Goose Creek CISD, having attended Harlem Elementary, Highlands Jr. and Ross S. Sterling High School. She later attended Lee College and proudly graduated from Prairie View A&M University. 


Berott-Tims retired from Harris County Precinct Two after dedicating more than 30 years to a career in public service, working in leadership, communities and families. She has extensive experience working with schools, students and school staff as the founder and previous executive director of East Harris County Youth Program, a community based after school and summer camps program for underserved students grades K-12, for over 25 years. Now semi-retired, she works with Justice of the Peace Judge Joe Stephens as community liaison.


Dedicated to community and civic engagement, Berott-Tims worked and volunteered with many organizations devoted to helping children, and she served on the boards of Baytown Opportunity Center, Bay Area Rehabilitation Center, Juvenile Probation and Children Assessment Center Advisory Council, and Girl and Boy Scouts, to name a few.


She is married to Richard Tims and is the mother of Courtney, Bianca, Brandon, Terrance, and Heaven. Her greatest joy is being Nana to her grands–Amir, Addison, Brayden, Leo, Elijah, Tini, Terrance Jr, Carson, and Haliyah–affectionately calling them her “Grand-Hearts.” 


Her current term expires in 2025.