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Who is Coulson Tough?

Coulson Tough’s parents arrived in America in the mid-1920’s. His parents were from Scotland and immigrated through Canada to the Detroit, Michigan area. Mr. Tough enlisted in the Army Air Corps at age 17 and was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX during WW II and served his country in France and Germany. After the war, he enrolled in college and completed his degree in Architecture at the University of Michigan. He married his wife, Colleen, in 1952.

Mr. Tough and his wife traveled to California where he first worked with a small architectural firm while he obtained his license in California. After obtaining his architectural license, Coulson was employed in the planning department at UCLA and later was Campus Architect for the University of California-Irvine (“UCI”). UCI is recognized today for its architectural design and Coulson even named some of the streets adjacent to the campus!

Coulson was recruited by the University of Houston as Vice President and his family moved to Texas. Coulson met the founder of The Woodlands, George Mitchell, who recruited Coulson as part of his original “dream team” to work for The Woodlands Corporation and so he did…for thirty years during the pioneer days of The Woodlands (1973-2003). Coulson was actively involved in all the planning and designs of buildings in The Woodlands, overseeing art and sculpture projects that remain signature items of The Woodlands today. Coulson also served on the CISD School Board for six years and served as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. He is a charter member of The Woodlands Rotary Club. He is a founding member of the Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church. Coulson is still active in planning.  He worked on the new George Mitchell physics complex at Texas A & M University which was dedicated on December 4, 2009.

Four schools in The Woodlands are named in honor of four men who made a significant role in the development and founding of The Woodlands. We are proud that our school is named in honor of Mr. Coulson Tough.

Our Mission Statement

The Coulson Tough community provides exceptional academic and character education for all students.

Core Value Statement

A strong commitment to our organizational core values and placing children first drives all decision-making at Coulson Tough School.  As a team of dedicated and passionate educators we uphold these core values as the foundation upon which learning takes place.

Our Core Values Include:
Innovation - being open to creative ways to inspire and motivate students
Respect - recogninzing and valuing the diversity within our learning community
Knowledge - implementing current research based content and pedagogy
Compassion - reaching each student with understanding and empathy
Integrity - holding ourselves to the highest standards

By sharing this vision we will add value and celebrate success for every child at Coulson Tough.


The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.