Wagner Elected to State Association Board

For release: May 4, 2021
Contact: Denise Schulz, 512.340.2948, denise.schulz@tasb.org
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(Austin)—The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors has elected Yasmin Wagner of Austin ISD to an interim position on the TASB Board, representing TASB Region 13, Position A.

A native Texan and a resident of Austin for 27 years, Wagner is a child of immigrants and is the first Arab-American elected official in Austin. She has served as an Austin ISD (AISD) trustee since 2015. She is currently the board’s vice-president.

As a longtime community volunteer, her advocacy has centered on women, families, and children, which led her to volunteer in campus and district roles when her children were AISD elementary school students. She has served on the Travis County Community Justice Council, Capital Area Democratic Women Board, Community Action Network Board, Austin Partners in Education Board, YWCA of Greater Austin Board, and Girls Rock Austin Board. She also has served as an advocate for SafePlace and a docent at the Harry Ransom Center. She is an alumna of Leadership Austin and a board member of Austin Partners in Education. On the national level, she is a member of the Council of Urban Boards of Education Steering Committee.

Wagner has a bachelor of arts in art history from The University of Texas at Austin. She works for the City of Austin, serving as corporate manager of public information and marketing.

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.