Board of Trustees

District 7 (Map)


Pete Pape

Shae Cottar

Board Member



Shae Cottar was elected to the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District board of Trustees in May 2019. 

Cottar has been a resident of Baytown since 1976, having attended Stephen F. Austin and James Bowie elementary schools as well as Cedar Bayou and Gentry junior schools. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1991, he attended East Texas Baptist University, where he graduated in 1995 with a bachelor’s Degree in communications.  

As a real estate broker in the Baytown area, Cottar focuses his time on work, community, and family. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Houston Association of Realtors and currently serves as a Director for the Texas Association of Realtors as well as a Trustee for the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee (TREPAC). He also has served our community in with Baytown’s United Way, the Harlem Elementary PTO, Gentry Junior School’s Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) and the Goose Creek Memorial High School Choir Booster Club. 

Shae and his wife, Jess Hines Cottar, enjoy the constant excitement and recurring surprises that come along with having three teenagers; Aidan, Olivia, and Evan. 

His current term expires in 2023.