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State Board of Education Member Marisa Perez-Diaz (D)

Edison High School; BA, sociology and a minor in psychology, University of Texas at Austin
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  • Perez is a government and community relations specialist for the San Antonio Independent School District. She is also director of advancement for IDEA Public Schools, a charter school network, in San Antonio.

  • She was previously a social worker for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in San Antonio.

  • She also worked for ChildSafe in San Antonio.

  • She was elected to the State Board of Education in 2012; her primary win was considered an upset.


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  • Perez began her governmental relations position with SAISD after her primary win. While district officials told the San Antonio Express News in 2012 that Perez would not act in a lobbying capacity, the move raised questions about a possible conflict of interest. Perez said the job would help her get a better idea of “how school districts run" and mainly focus on community and business outreach.