Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kyrsten Arbuckle and Melissa Isaacs and reappointed Rohanna Brooks-Sykes and Emily Garcia to the State Board for Educator Certification for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. Additionally, the Governor appointed Bob Brescia, Ed.D. for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. The board develops certification and continuing education requirements and standards of conduct for public school teachers.
Kyrsten Arbuckle of Austin is a former small business owner. She is a member of the Parent Service Organization Leadership Team for Valor Public Schools, community market volunteer for Community First! Village, a small group leader for Providence Church, and a coordinator for Moms in Prayer. Arbuckle received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Texas Christian University.
Melissa Isaacs of Jewett is a secondary school teacher for Buffalo ISD. She is a member of Innovative Teachers of Texas, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, and the Career and Technical Association of Texas and a former member of the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Association of Texas. Additionally, she is a board member of the Texas FCCLA Board of Directors. Isaacs received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Secondary Education from Sam Houston State University, Master of Theological Studies from the University of Dallas, and a Master of Science from Family and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Curriculum and Instruction from Sam Houston State University.