Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis for Texas State Board of Education District 9

About Brenda Davis

I am a retired journalism and English teacher, a graduate of UTA with a degree in communications, a wife and mother of two and grandmother of four. I am a product of Texas public schools as are my children and grandchildren. My daughter is a former dyslexia teacher and is currently a 504 coordinator in the Frisco ISD. I have a niece and a nephew who teach in Texas public schools. Running as a representative on the State Board of Education seemed like a natural progression for me. My goal as a representative is to give teachers a voice in Austin and to advocate for rural districts.

The State Board of Education (SBOE) sets policies and standards for Texas public schools. The primary responsibilities of the SBOE include:

  • Setting curriculum standards
  • Reviewing and adopting instructional materials
  • Establishing graduation requirements
  • Overseeing the Texas Permanent School Fund
  • Appointing board members to military reservation and special school districts
  • Providing final review of rules proposed by the State Board for Educator Certification
  • Reviewing the commissioner’s proposed award of new charter schools, with authority to veto a recommended applicant

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