The Texas Senate Wednesday unanimously confirmed Barbara Cargill as chair of the State Board of Education.
Cargill, R-The Woodlands, was first appointed to the top spot by Gov. Rick Perry July 1, 2011 and re-appointed to a full two-year term on Feb. 1, 2013.
“I appreciate the Senate’s unanimous vote to confirm me as chair for another two years. I will continue to lead the board in its important duties such as reviewing textbooks and overseeing the revision of state curriculum standards. It is our goal to ensure that every student is prepared for college or the work force,” she said.
“I am also thankful to Gov. Perry for providing me with this opportunity. As an educator and a mother, I firmly believe that providing a strong education to our citizens is the most important service we can provide,” Cargill said.
Cargill was first elected to the 15-member State Board of Education in November 2004 and has twice been re-elected. As the District 8 member, she represents about 1.7 million Texans who reside in Brazos, Grimes, Houston, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties. Prior to redistricting, she also represented a number of East Texas counties.