Chapa Elected to State Association Board

For release: October 15, 2020
Contact: Denise Schulz, 512.340.2948,
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(Austin)—Justin Chapa of Arlington ISD has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards’ (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 11, Position C. The election was held during the Association’s 2020 Delegate Assembly, which was held virtually on October 3.

An Arlington native, Chapa joined the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees in 2017. Before joining the board, he served on the district’s Financial Futures and Citizens Bond Oversight committees. Chapa also served on the Capital Needs Steering Committee that helped craft the 2014 bond package.

He spent his undergraduate years at Harvard University, earning a bachelor’s in government. Upon graduating, he joined Teach for America and taught 12th grade government and economics classes at Rivera High School in Brownsville.

After completing his teaching commitment, he pursued his juris doctorate at Stanford Law School. He was part of the first cohort of Stanford’s joint degree program in education and law, earning a master of arts in education concurrently with his law degree. Currently, he is of counsel in the Dallas office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Chapa cofounded a scholarship program for graduating seniors at his alma mater, Sam Houston High School. The program has awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships since 2007. He currently serves on the board and executive committee for United Way Tarrant County and previously served on the boards of the Arlington Public Library Foundation and Leadership Arlington.

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.