Texas Governor Appoints 5 To Educator Certification Board

Texas Governor Appoints 5 To Educator Certification Board

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kyrsten Arbuckle and Melissa Isaacs and reappointed Rohanna Brooks-Sykes and Emily Garcia to the State Board for Educator Certification for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025.  Additionally, the Governor appointed Bob Brescia, Ed.D. for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023.  The board develops certification and continuing education requirements and standards of conduct for public school teachers.

Kyrsten Arbuckle of Austin is a former small business owner. She is a member of the Parent Service Organization Leadership Team for Valor Public Schools, community market volunteer for Community First! Village, a small group leader for Providence Church, and a coordinator for Moms in Prayer.  Arbuckle received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Texas Christian University.

Melissa Isaacs of Jewett is a secondary school teacher for Buffalo ISD.  She is a member of Innovative Teachers of Texas, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, and the Career and Technical Association of Texas and a former member of the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Association of Texas.  Additionally, she is a board member of the Texas FCCLA Board of Directors.  Isaacs received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Secondary Education from Sam Houston State University, Master of Theological Studies from the University of Dallas, and a Master of Science from Family and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Curriculum and Instruction from Sam Houston State University.

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