Perez works hard to visit and get to know the schools in her district, which covers central, west, and south San Antonio and many South Texas counties. She serves on the Committee on Instruction and is also spreading the word about changes to GED requirements, as discussed in this earlier post.
Perez was elected to the State Board of Education in 2012 (earlier post). Journalists had complained that she was hard to reach (earlier post), but she seems to be learning fast. Perez is running for re-election in 2014; here is her campaign website and her Facebook page.
More information about the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house, and the beginning of online enrollment, in this earlier post.