School board elections 2014: Southwest ISD

Three candidates are on the May 10 ballot for two at-large seats on the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees. Mike C. Frazier and Yolanda Garza-Lopez are running for reelection. Newcomer Johnathon Cruz is also running. The two candidates who get the most… Continue Reading

School board elections 2014: Alamo Heights ISD

Two seats on the Alamo Heights ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 1o ballot; both races are uncontested. Lynn S. Thompson is running unopposed for reelection to Place 3. Margaret Judson is running unopposed for election to Place 4, to replace retiring… Continue Reading

School board elections 2014: North East ISD

Three seats on the North East ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 10 ballot; one race is contested. District 3: Sandi Wolff is running unopposed; President Susan Galindo withdrew from the race. District 7: Brigitte Perkins is running unopposed. District… Continue Reading

March 2014 primary election: How will it affect education in San Antonio?

The results are (mostly) in from the March 2014 primary election. Here is a summary of races that may impact education policy in Texas, Bexar County, and San Antonio. Several races are headed for a runoff election on May 27, 2014.… Continue Reading

"Don’t dwell on it": Stressing about the lottery, and making backup plans


“I try not to dwell on it,” I said. “Yes, that’s probably for the best, don’t dwell on it.” That’s a conversation I had before the holidays, when I was visiting with a Great Hearts Texas staff member, and I… Continue Reading

Future leaders: Apply now for Leadership SAISD Class of 2014

Back in June, I wrote this post about Leadership SAISD, an independent nonprofit organization that is working to cultivate and empower future leaders in the San Antonio ISD community. At that time, they were hoping to offer a full-year program in 2013-14. Instead, their founding… Continue Reading

School board resignation at East Central ISD

East Central ISD trustee Randall Gearhart recently resigned, for personal reasons. “Third East Central trustee resigns in three years”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News ( The board will meet again soon to choose a replacement. The last election for East Central… Continue Reading

Leadership change at South San Antonio ISD

Back in May, with the help of unflappable Express-News writer Francisco Vara-Orta, we observed the dysfunction and factionalism on the board of South San Antonio ISD. (Read more in this earlier post.) The question then: When would the South San school board fire Superintendent… Continue Reading

Leadership SAISD accepting applications for the Class of 2014

My goals for this blog are to educate parents about their education options and develop a group of parent-advocates to improve education in San Antonio. Leadership SAISD has a parallel mission; it’s an independent nonprofit organization that is working to cultivate… Continue Reading