What People are Saying

Donna is a strong leader whose vision for the State Board of Education is leading to greater collaboration and smarter solutions to the educational challenges Texas faces. I have no doubt that with Donna at the helm, we will build a foundation of excellence for all our children.

Governor Greg Abbott

As Chair of the State Board of Education, has proven herself to be a bold and effective leader. She never wavers from her goal of putting students first in all of her decisions. Education IS the most important issue in Texas public policy. I trust my longtime friend and former District Director, Donna , to help the legislature lead Texas to becoming the best education system in the nation.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

I was delighted when Governor Abbott appointed to serve as Chair of the SBOE when my term was up; she is perfect for this leadership role. She has done an amazing job in taking the board to new levels of community engagement and partnerships with education stakeholders. It is a privilege to work alongside someone whose energy and passion for education and children are limitless!

Barbara Cargill, Former State Board of Education Chair