Skillern-Jones Reelected to State Association Board

For release: October 18, 2017
Contact: Barbara Williams, 512.340.2933
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(Austin)—The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Rhonda Skillern-Jones of Houston ISD to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 4, Position D.

Skillern-Jones was first elected to the Houston ISD Board of Education in 2011 and is currently serving her second consecutive term. She has held several leadership positions on the board, including assistant secretary, secretary, first vice-president, and president.

A native Houstonian, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in clinical sociology from Texas Southern University. While she has enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother for 25 years, Skillern-Jones has had interval employment as a state social worker, teacher, and census director, and currently works for Harris County Precinct One as a community engagement director.

Skillern-Jones is vice-chair of the steering committee for the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) and sits on the board of the National Black Council of School Board Members. Her other memberships include Delta Sigma Theta, Top Ladies of Distinction, and NAACP.

She has received numerous awards and honors, including Top 40 Professional Women of the Year, School Board Member of the Year, Community Partner of the Year, Law Enforcement Children's Champion, Outstanding Advocate Award, TSCC Community Service Honoree, Top 10 Women to Watch, PTA Partner of the Year, and PTO President’s Award.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million students.