Boswell Elected to State Association Board
Austin— Lynn Boswell of Austin ISD has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 13, Position A. The election was held during the Association’s 2022 Delegate Assembly on Sept. 24 in San Antonio.
Boswell began her service on the Austin ISD (AISD) Board in 2020. She has chaired the board’s Intergovernmental Relations Committee and served on the Policy Committee and Joint Subcommittee. Boswell also represents the district on the board of the Council of the Great City Schools.
She served as president of the Austin Council of PTAs for two years, supporting efforts that earned national recognition for advocacy and equity work in AISD. As a leader of Just Fund It TX, Boswell engages advocates across the state to seek more funding for Texas public schools. She has also served on the District Advisory Council, the City of Austin’s Juvenile Justice Workgroup, and the Travis County Census Complete Count Committee.
After attending public schools in San Antonio, she earned degrees in journalism and Latin American studies from Southern Methodist University and her Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law. She is an award-winning broadcast journalist, with experience as a New York-based producer for NBC News and a series producer for KLRU-TV, Austin’s PBS station. Boswell now makes independent documentaries. She is also a longtime mentor with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.
TASB is a nonprofit organization 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.