Holly Flynn Vilaseca was appointed to the board in January when long-time trustee Greg Meyers resigned, and she deserves to serve a full term. Vilaseca has gained a reputation for being a steady hand and reasoned voice on the board representing her west Houston district, which includes the Energy Corridor and Sharpstown.
Vilaseca, 36, is the daughter of immigrants and was the first in her family to attend college. She began her career in education as a Teach for America Corp. member and went on to teach bilingual and dual language early childhood classes for six years. She earned a master's degree from Columbia University in social and organizational psychology and currently works for a nonprofit in the education space.
Vilaseca is doing a good job. Voting her out after less than a full year on the job is not the way to build the capacity of the board....this election should go to Vilaseca.
Houstonians for Great Public Schools (Houston GPS)
Houston Federation of Teachers
Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Communication Workers of America (Local 6222)
Community Voices for Public Education
Houston 80-20 Asian-American PAC
Houston GLBT Political Caucus
Latino Texas PAC
State Senator Sylvia Garcia
State Representative Gene Wu
State Representative Armando Walle
Houston City Controller Chris Brown
City Councilmember Mike Laster
Dr. Rey Guerra
Erin Moureau Valdez