Chapa Reelected to State Association Board
Austin— Justin Chapa of Arlington ISD has been reelected 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 2023 Delegate Assembly on Sept. 30 in Dallas.
Chapa has served on the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees since 2017 and currently serves as the board’s vice-president. He previously served on the district’s Financial Futures, Citizens Bond Oversight, and Capital Needs steering committees.
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, Texas. He then pursued his Juris Doctorate at Stanford Law School, where he concurrently earned a master’s in education. Currently, he is a senior attorney at McDowell Hetherington LLP.
Chapa co-founded a scholarship program for graduating seniors at his alma mater, Sam Houston High School. The program has awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships since 2007. He has served on the boards of United Way Tarrant County, Arlington ISD Education Foundation, Arlington Public Library Foundation, and Leadership Arlington, among other groups.
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.