Aldine ISD Trustee Named to Board of Directors of National School Boards Association

Aldine ISD Trustee Named to Board of Directors of National School Boards Association
Posted on 04/03/2019

The NSBA is the leading advocate for public education.

Dr Viola M GarciaAldine ISD Trustee Dr. Viola M. García was sworn in as Secretary-Treasurer of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at its conference in Philadelphia this past weekend.

She has served on the Aldine Board since 1992. During her 26 years of service, the Board has received numerous accolades including Region 4 Outstanding School Board, Texas Award for Performance Excellence from the Quality Texas Foundation, Magna Award from the American School Board Journal and Outstanding School Board Award from Texas Association of School Administrators. These awards celebrate public school professionals for their leadership and dedication as advocates for children.

García’s education activism is not limited to Aldine ISD. She is a retired faculty member of the University of Houston-Downtown. Dr. García has chaired and served on numerous committees at UH-Downtown. She has provided her expertise on a wide variety of topics ranging from academic policy to leadership. She also serves local community entities to develop partnerships with the AISD.

She is active in many organizations. Within these associations, she has taken on responsibilities and chaired numerous committees. Currently, she is a member of Kappa Delta Pi-Omega Chapter, the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), Gulf Coast Association of School Boards, Mexican American School Board Members Association, Parent Teacher Association, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). She served as president of TASB in 2012-2013. García previously served on the NSBA Board of Directors representing the Southern Region.

The NSBA is the umbrella organization for more than 90,000 school board members throughout the United States. The organization advocates for school board interests before Congress, federal government agencies and the courts, in addition to providing information and services to state school boards associations.