AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has named Gail Lowe of Lampasas chair of the Texas State Board of Education for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011. The board and education commissioner oversee the state’s public school system.
“Gail has shown exemplary leadership and commitment to the education of young Texans through her work on the State Board of Education for the past seven years, as a classroom volunteer assisting elementary school students with math and reading, and as a member of the Lampasas School District,” Gov. Perry said. “I am confident that through her leadership, we will continue to ensure that Texans receive the educational foundation necessary to be successful in college, the workplace and beyond.”
Lowe is co-publisher of the Lampasas Dispatch Record. She is a member of the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce, Texas Press Association and National Newspaper Association. She is also a past trustee for the Lampasas Independent School District. Lowe received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. She replaces Don McLeroy of College Station.