Erika Beltran Resolution
WHEREAS Erika Beltran was elected to the State Board of Education in 2014; and
WHEREAS she represents her hometown of Fort Worth and the surrounding area; and
WHEREAS this educator and policy leader has proven her commitment to improving education in Texas for all children; and
WHEREAS Ms. Beltran, as a first-generation college graduate herself, understands the life-changing impact of a quality education; and
WHEREAS through her position as a member of the Committee on Instruction, she worked to strengthen key instructional programs; and
WHEREAS as a State Board of Education member, she strove to ensure that Texas history courses tell the story of all our children and their families; and
WHEREAS she played an important role in creating the state’s first Mexican American Studies course; and
WHEREAS Ms. Beltran’s thoughtful and professional demeanor helped find consensus points among disparate views; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education expresses its thanks and gratitude for a job well done; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the board encourages this young leader to continue her involvement in education policy matters.
WITNESS our signatures this sixteenth day of November, two thousand and eighteen in Austin, Texas.
Donna Bahorich, Chair
Ruben Cortez, Jr., Secretary