November 2020 Barbara Cargill Retirement Resolution


WHEREAS Barbara Cargill has provided distinguished service and strong leadership to the State Board of Education over fifteen years since first joining the board in January 2005; and

WHEREAS she was willing to take on any board assignment or project, even if it meant staying up to the wee hours of the morning perfecting an amendment or ensuring accuracy of student expectations; and

WHEREAS this diligent and thoughtful effort caused Governor Rick Perry to appoint her chair of the State Board of Education from 2011 to 2015, the maximum time permissible to serve in this role; and

WHEREAS as chair of the State Board of Education she consistently ran fair and efficient meetings; and

WHEREAS during her tenure she also served as chair of the Committee on School Initiatives, the Committee on Instruction, and the Long-Range Plan for Public Education Steering Committee, and served on numerous ad hoc committees; and

WHEREAS she worked successfully to strengthen the board’s credibility and relationships with the Texas Legislature; and

WHEREAS Barbara Cargill created one of the board’s favorite programs, the Student Heroes Award Program, which recognizes students who show kindness and compassion; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That after carefully and scientifically analyzing all the evidence, the State Board of Education concluded that it is grateful for Barbara Cargill’s many years of service, her leadership, and friendship; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Barbara Cargill and that a copy be included in the permanent records of the State Board of Education.

WITNESS our signatures this twentieth day of November, two thousand and twenty, in Austin, Texas.

Keven Ellis, Chair

Georgina C. Pérez, Secretary