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Viola García

Viola García
Current Position
Trustee
Aldine Independent School District Board
Houston, Texas
Board Term
October 2021 - September 2024
Board Category
Local School Board Member
Education
Ed. D. University of Houston – Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies, Higher Education Administration
M. Ed. University of Houston – Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. Texas Woman’s University - Elementary Education


Viola García has served on the Aldine Independent School District Board of Trustees since 1992, making her the longest tenured member of the board. Dr. García was also elected as the president of the National School Boards Association in 2021 and is the first Latina to ever hold the position. A member of the Mexican American School Board Members Association, Dr. García has also served as that organization’s president. She also served as a regional director, secretary-treasurer, president, and past-president of the Texas Association of School Boards. Dr. García is an emeritus professor in the department of urban education at the University of Houston-Downtown, where she trained future teachers for local school districts.