Get more info on Marisa

This passionate education advocate made history in 2012 when she was first elected to the Texas State Board of Education— the youngest Hispanic to be elected to a state education board nationwide. Marisa will continue to push hard for the creation of effective educational standards, increasing student and educator support, and resources for her district–which spans 14 counties from Bexar to Hidalgo.

This mother of two lives in her native hometown of San Antonio. Marisa attended Texas public schools from kindergarten through her Masters degree. Marisa’s experience working in multiple school districts, along with her time as a Child Protective Services caseworker,  give her an “in-the-trenches” understanding of the internal workings of public education.  While on the SBOE for the last 4.5 years, she’s worked to establish relationships with every school district she represents, including charter schools. Marisa has  hosted multiple community forums and learning sessions to keep her constituents well-informed and gain vital feedback to help guide SBOE policy decisions.

Re-elected, Marisa will:

  • Continue to fight for a standalone Mexican American course in Texas public schools – because the community demands it and our kids deserve it
  • Fight against abstinence-only education in classrooms and work towards preventing pregnancy and unsafe sexual behaviors amongst teens
  • Continue to make time for scrapbooking, flamenco dancing and run more half-marathons!

Click here to learn more about Marisa.