Board Term: Jan. 1, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2021
Sue Melton-Malone, the District 14 State Board of Education member, is a retired educator who taught in the Texas public schools for 36 years.
Melton-Malone, a Republican, was elected to the state board in November 2012 and took office on Jan. 1, 2013. She was re-elected to a new four-year term in 2016. Melton-Malone serves as chair of the board's Committee on Instruction, which oversees areas such as curriculum, instructional materials, graduation requirements, gifted and talented education, and education of individuals with disabilities. Melton-Malone previously served as vice chair of the committee.
Melton-Malone’s interest in education began early when she worked with children in her church’s Vacation Bible School and in the church day care. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Baylor University in her hometown of Waco, Melton-Malone began her formal career, teaching in the Ross and West school districts. She was honored as the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence and twice named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Melton-Malone served as president of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the largest non-union teacher organization in the country, in 2007-2008. She also participated in many professional committees over the years. She is now active with the Waco-McLennan County Retired Teachers Association.
Melton-Malone currently is the worship leader and choir director of Primrose Drive Baptist Church and is a volunteer with numerous youth groups.
As the District 14 representative, Melton-Malone represents citizens in the following counties: Bosque, Brown, Comanche, Coryell, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Lampasas, McLennan, Mills, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Somervell, Stephens, and Wise.