Mathias Reelected to State Association Board

For release: October 9, 2019  
Contact: Theresa Gage-Dieringer, 512.467.3564
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(Austin)—The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Jayme Mathias of Austin ISD to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 13, Position A.

Mathias was elected to the Austin ISD Board of Trustees in November 2012. A product of and firm believer in public education, he earned two undergraduate degrees, four graduate degrees, and a doctorate in philosophy.

Mathias is a certified instructor of secondary foreign languages and has taught all levels of high school Spanish and graduate and doctoral levels. Mathias presently serves as pastor of Holy Family American Catholic Church in South Austin.

Mathias’ passion for education spurred him to cofound three learning centers in East Austin. He has been active in various neighborhood associations and on numerous boards, presently serving on the New Journalism Project, Blackland Community Development Corporation, Child-Friendly Faith Project, St. John XXIII Theological Institute, and TEXTESOL.

Since 2017, Mathias has served as executive director of the Mexican American School Boards Association and as a steering committee member of the National School Boards Association Council of Urban Boards of Education.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students.