OBITUARY

Stephanie Shows McBride

November 10, 1968May 2, 2021

A bright light of joy and goodness has been dimmed, and our hearts and spirits are heavy in the shadow left by her absence. Stephanie Shows McBride, 52, of League City, Texas—beloved wife, caring mother, dedicated daughter, trusted friend, passionate educator, a great wit and intellect, lover of life and fighter to the end—passed away at home with her family on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm after a long and courageous struggle against metastatic breast cancer. She received care for her illness from MD Anderson Cancer Center. She was born in Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana on November 10, 1968 to Donald Harrison and Sandi O’Glee Shows. Twenty-eight years ago in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Stephanie married her high school sweetheart, Dr. Jere Williams McBride, a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. It was a relationship that grew and blossomed with the years, and with the birth of their two sons, into a wonderful and productive life full of happiness and adventure.

Stephanie had a 30-year career in public education and was highly regarded and beloved by colleagues and students alike. Most recently, she worked for the Clear Creek Independent School District serving in multiple positions throughout her 20 years of service, including as Assistant Principal, Principal, and most recently as the Executive Director of Professional Learning. She began her career in education as a kindergarten teacher in Donaldsonville, Louisiana in the Ascension Parish School District, then moved to Davis, California where she taught elementary school in the Sacramento City and the Winters Independent School Districts. She relocated to Galveston, Texas in 1997 with her husband and worked one year in the Galveston Independent School District as an elementary teacher and three years in Texas City Independent School District as an Assistant Principal.

She was a member of Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), Learning Forward, and Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). She participated in The Principals’ Center at Harvard University and helped advance education administration through the TASA Principals’ Institute. She published in The Learning Professional: The Learning Forward Journal, blogged for Ed Week, and participated both as a learner and as a presenter, in numerous national education conferences. She was also a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development (ASCD).

In her professional life, Stephanie had a passion for early childhood education and literacy. She had a great appreciation and compassion for underprivileged students and the challenges they faced. She was a fierce supporter of inclusive practices and believed in giving voice to marginalized groups. Her sense of duty and commitment was relentless; she was a strong advocate for equity in education. Most importantly, she truly loved all her students regardless of their background; she celebrated their successes, provided encouragement when needed, and always supported them. Her legacy lives on in her students.

Stephanie soon realized her impact could be larger as a leader in education. She served as both a campus principal and district administrator and displayed a presence and passion that made everyone around her strive to be a better educator. She led with compassion, grace, and sense of humor that kept everything in perspective. Stephanie was honored by her peers and named Clear Creek Independent School District Elementary Principal of the Year in 2012. In 2016, Stephanie moved to lead Professional Learning. Her love of learning was contagious and spread like wildfire throughout the district. She mentored teachers, campus principals, and district leaders. She had an uncanny ability to recognize and tap into the strengths of others, building their capacity to positively impact those they serve. Her legacy will continue as educators across the district strive to impact others in the way she impacted them. In her personal life, she was an avid reader and a borderline fanatical high school/college football enthusiast (especially regarding the LSU Tigers or when her sons were on the field). She had a flair for interior design and loved to shop at Hobby Lobby and Marshalls. Above all, she enjoyed spending time at home with her family, exploring new places with her beloved husband and sons, and enjoying the company of many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Donald Harrison Shows; by four uncles: Patrick J. Shows and Melvin Ray Shows, Michael L. O’Glee and Patrick D. O’Glee; by maternal grandparents Shannon and Bonnie O’Glee; and paternal grandparents Melvin and Thelma Shows.

She is survived by her husband Jere W. McBride, two sons William J. McBride and Michael H. McBride, mother Sandi O’Glee Beahm, stepfather Billy Beahm, stepmother Daune Ducote Shows, brothers Matthew Valentine and Casey Shows, sisters Kimberly Shows Porter and Haley Shows, father- and mother-in-law Dr. Jere M. and Brenda W. McBride, brother-in-law Brian J. McBride, and many nieces and nephews.

Stephanie may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. Her memory, her light, her joy, humor and love will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. Her faith sustained her and kept her vibrant, and it is this faith that we know will carry her to the next good place. Until we meet again…

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Clear Creek Education Foundation at http://clearcreekeducationfoundation.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    VIEW VIDEO

Memories

Stephanie Shows McBride

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Hilaire Shows

May 23, 2021

Stephanie was my first cousin and my sweet playmate throughout our childhood. We were one year apart and had so many fond memories at Pa’s and Grandma’s (Thelma) home. Our fathers….Pat and Don were brothers. Our other Uncle Melvin was like a father as well. To say we are blessed is an understatement……to say our loss is profound is without explanation.
Stephanie was a beautiful person in every way imaginable. Her ability to be the best mother, wife, sister, teacher, friend, spiritual guide, and certainly daughter to her loving mother Sandy was an example of Stephanie’s true character. I am heartbroken and so incredibly sad for Jerry and the boys. The comfort is in knowing that Stephanie is with our loved ones who have since passed and Jesus Christ our Savior.
Stephanie had touched countless lives and demonstrated strength and faith ; even when facing such adversity.

Billy Beahm

May 6, 2021

Stephanie, I have truly been blessed, with the opportunity to be your Stepdad, even though for such a short time. Thank you, Jere, Will, and Michael for all your warmth, love and acceptance of me as part of the family. I am truly proud of each and every one of you. Though, not able to be able to be there, just know that my love for You, your Mom, and all the family continues, until we’re all together, again.

Michelle Gilliand

May 6, 2021

Mrs. McBride - thank you for your leadership. You will be greatly missed. Continued prayers for comfort and peace to your family.

Marianne Morrison

May 6, 2021

I worked at Bayside when Stephanie was principal at Mossman. She just lit up the room, and had a beautiful combination of grace and grit. We shared a love of LSU, and her leadership greatly influenced me and touched my life. Praying for you all!

Terri Iles

May 5, 2021

Stephanie was a true gem to her education family. Her joy for quality teaching and learning was evident in everything she did. She will truly be missed by all that loved and respected her.

Debbie Phillips

May 5, 2021

I have had a few, very special people in my life whom I consider a "dreaming buddy" and Stephanie was one of those. We were both "geeks" when it came to teaching and learning, and whenever we were together, the creative visions started flowing. Many of the practices that permeate elementary classrooms in CCISD started at a table with Stephanie eagerly taking notes. Stephanie was so many things to so many people....and she has and will continue to impact so many lives. Rest in peace, my friend.

Autumn & Justin Wenner

May 5, 2021

Stephanie, your time here was simply too short, but your impact and your commitment to education, and to your family/ friends was HUGE. There was nothing better than sitting in the jr. high / high school football stands with you cheering on our boys of fall, and giving those refs an earful when they needed it... ;)

Heaven was needing a Hero... and that was you. Stephanie you will be missed, but I have peace in knowing that your legacy will love on through the ages. We will love and admire you always.

~Autumn & Justin Wenner

Jeff Liwag

May 5, 2021

Stephanie was one of those people who leave an imprint on you from the very first time you meet them. When I first met her on my very first day at work, she made me feel like we had known each other our entire lives. She knew my name (and pronounced it correctly) and embraced me warmly -- I will never forget that day because I felt seen and valued. She was that kind of person to anyone but every single time you talk to her, she was always warm and makes you feel like you have their complete attention and she listened to everything you say. The world is a little colder and darker without her but we carry her warmth and spark, which we should pay forward and spread.

Jeanette Martinez

May 4, 2021

Stephanie was a sweet, brave, and inspirational Spirit. Even knowing her briefly she carried this energy with her. She will forever be greatly loved and missed.

Mary Irvin

May 4, 2021

My heart is with you all. I was fortunate to have Stephanie as my best friend growing up. Our time together was filled with sleep overs, church, summer camps, birthdays, eating Ms Sandy's roast after church, pranking my brother, John, mid night swims, eating chocolate cake batter, walks to Tower Grocery. We were together when she returned from St Jude's and I just remember being amazed by her strength and determination. Nothing got her down! She brought endless joy. Lots of laughs. A real friend...a precious, priceless gift. A rare jewel!! Heaven is my home where we will all be together again. Jerry
Will, and Micheal you are loved.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY