SBOE Member District 12
|Pam Little (R)
Fairview, TX 75069
Board Term: Jan. 1, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2025
Residing in North Texas for more than 30 years, Pam Little, who represents District 12 on the State Board of Education, is a business owner and active community volunteer. Along with Larry, her husband of 45 years, she is the co-owner of Ace Fence of DFW which they started from their garage 40 years ago and is now one of the largest fence companies in the metroplex.
Little, a Republican, was first elected to the State Board of Education in November 2018 and served as vice chair of the Committee on Instruction, which oversees areas such as curriculum, instructional materials, gifted and talented education, graduation requirements, and education for individuals with disabilities. In January 2021, she was elected by fellow members as vice chair of the State Board of Education and her leadership role will run through January 2023. She was re-elected in November 2022 and her fellow members re-elected her to another 2-year term as vice chair of the board.
A native Texan who grew up in the Bryan-College Station area, Little earned bachelor of arts degrees from Texas A&M University and the University of Houston. She and her family have lived in the Vineyards of Fairview for 14 years.
Little is an active community volunteer. She is an alumna of the Allen-Fairview Leadership class 24, past board member of the Allen Fairview Chamber, the Texas Federation of Republican Women, the executive board of the Plano Rotary, and the Junior League Community Advisory Board.
Little served as a community college instructor, teaching courses in small business management. She also worked in educational publishing, retiring as a regional vice president from Houghton Mifflin Publishers in 2008.
Little is the mother of two children, who are both married and live in the McKinney area. She and her husband are grandparents of three grandsons and one granddaughter.
As a member of the State Board of Education, Little represents the citizens of Bowie, Collin, Cooke, Delta, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Red River counties, part of Dallas county, and part of Denton county.