Amaya Elected to State Association Board

For release: October 8, 2021
Contact: Denise Schulz, 512.340.2948,
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(Austin) — Jesus Amaya of Los Fresnos CISD has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 1, Position A. The election was held during the Association’s 2021 Delegate Assembly on September 25 in Dallas.

Amaya was elected to the Los Fresnos CISD Board in 2004. During his 16 years on the board, he has served as president and assistant secretary.

He is a native of Los Fresnos and a first generation American. Amaya has a master’s degree in education administration from The University of Texas–Pan American. 

He has been an educator for more than 40 years, teaching and coaching. As a head football coach, he was honored twice as Coach of the Year. He is currently assistant principal at Raymondville Early College High School in Raymondville ISD. Previously, he served as executive director at a residential juvenile facility.

In his personal time, Amaya enjoys cooking and yard work. He is a member of the Cameron County Master Gardeners.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas 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.