Pflugerville ISD board of trustees, Place 3

Pflugerville ISD board of trustees, Place 3 Mario Acosta[/caption]

Mario Acosta (incumbent)

Experience: Pflugerville ISD board member for six years; employed at the Texas Education Agency; and past experience as a teacher, coach, campus administrator and superintendent in public schools

Why are you running for Pflugerville ISD board of trustees?

I am the incumbent and have served on the board for six years and would like to continue serving the district for the next three years. I feel that the district needs consistency in leadership in a time of growth and transition.

What are the top issues Pflugerville ISD is currently facing?

Growth, competing for excellent educators through a competitive salary schedule, and developing a balanced budget while keeping the focus on the issues.

Why should people vote for you?

People should vote for me because of my experience in education and my desire to provide a quality education for the students of our district.

Renae Mitchell

Experience: volunteered at Pflugerville ISD schools and committees for more than 15 years, involved community and church leader with an MBA, parent

Why are you running for Pflugerville ISD board of trustees?

I would like for all students in PfISD to have a plan and to succeed in accomplishing their goals. I think we should provide students with the tools they need in order to successfully pass each grade and graduate. I will be the parents’ voice that’s needed. I’m committed to serving our students.

What are the top issues Pflugerville ISD is currently facing?

Teaching the individual learner instead of the class. Ensuring that our kids are prepared upon graduating for higher education, a trade or a job. We need specific, innovative areas of study. We live in a different society today, and traditional curriculum is not adequate. Science, technology, engineering, arts and math academies are needed.

Why should people vote for you?

My son graduated from Hendrickson High School and now attends Rice University and my daughter attends Cele Middle School. I’ve worked with parents, teachers, principals and administrators in attaining my kids’ needs so I have the relationships to get things done. I’ve served on campus advisory committees and I know what’s needed. I will be the parents’ voice.


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