Harlingen Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos was unanimously appointed as chairman of the State Board for Educator Certification Friday morning.
Dr. Cavazos will chair the state board whose mission is to improve student achievement by upholding the highest level of educator preparation.
“I am humbled and honored to take on this important leadership role,” said Dr. Cavazos. “I am looking forward to improving student achievement by serving as chairman of the State Board for Educator Certification.”
In 2016, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Dr. Cavazos to serve a six-year term on the State Board for Educator Certification to help advance the work of education across the state.
The state board is “dedicated to improving student achievement and ensuring the safety and welfare of Texas schoolchildren by upholding the highest level of educator preparation, performance, continuing education, and standards of conduct,” according to its mission statement.
Along with serving as chairman for the state board, Dr. Cavazos has been appointed to public and non-profit boards and committees during his time as an educator.
Dr. Cavazos is a nationally recognized leader with over 30 years of experience in education.