Resolution honoring retiring SBOE member Lawrence Allen Jr.


WHEREAS Lawrence Allen Jr. is a third-generation educator who dedicated his life to improving education in the classroom, as an administrator, and at the state level as a member of the State Board of Education; and  

WHEREAS he was elected to the State Board of Education in 2004 to serve in the same seat previously occupied by his mother, Dr. Alma Allen; and

WHEREAS he is a member of the Houston Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of Gifted and Talented, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary Administrators; and

WHEREAS during his 17 years on the board, he served on the Committee on Planning,  Committee on Instruction, and was vice chair of the board for a two-year term, and served as vice chair of the Committee on School Finance /Permanent School Fund for eight years; and

WHEREAS he developed a reputation as the “EF Hutton” of the State Board of Education because he did not speak often but when he did everyone listened; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the State Board of Education wishes Lawrence Allen Jr. all the best on his next venture; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this resolution be presented to Lawrence Allen Jr. and that a copy be included in the permanent records of the State Board of Education.

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


Keven Ellis, Chair

Georgina C. Pérez, Secretary