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February 11, 2014

Q&A: The race for State Board of Education, District 11

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If elected, describe any changes you would like to make.

With the passage of HB5 education has made a Herculean shift in regard to graduation requirements and assessments. I would like to help implement these changes for the betterment of the five million school children of Texas. 

 

 

Name: Lady Theresa Thombs

Age: 55

Occupation: Business owner-remodel and disaster services, realtor, International Evangelist (children, youth and women).  

Family: my husband is Barry Thombs, I have one daughter who is a teacher and a 3-year-old grandson.

Educational background:  Paralegal Degree, Accounting Background, Licensed Agent with CDPE(short sale specialist), SRES(senior real estate specialist), CNE (certified negotiation expert).  Currently working on my Masters in Short Sales.

Professional affiliations/memberships:  Texas Association of Business, MetroTex Realtors Association, Texas Association of Realtors, National Association of Women in Construction, Builder’s Association, just to name a few.  A more complete list is on my website.

Community involvement:  Board of directors for the Texas Association of Business, Government Affairs, Public Education, Diversity in Housing and TREPAC for the MetroTex Realtors, Political Affairs Committee for Texas Association of Realtors, and the Texas Association of Business is heavily involved in public education, these are just a few.

 

Why are you running for office? 

To make a difference in our education system. The system is broken and it will take all of us working together to implement solutions. Parents, teachers, students, administration, business men and women, and board members working together to give our children a chance at success.

 

What do you feel is the most important issue in education? 

We have moved too far away from teaching the basics of reading, writing, mathematics, history and science. Children graduating without the tools they need to succeed outside a Public School classroom.

 

If elected, describe any changes you would like to make.  

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