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Trustee Ramos Tapped to Lead State, National Groups

Jacinto “Cinto” Ramos Jr., Fort Worth ISD’s District 1 trustee, will be the next Mexican American School Boards Association president.

Mr. Ramos, in recent weeks, has been tapped to serve on a couple state and national boards. In addition to being named MASBA’s president-elect earlier this year, the Fort Worth native was elected the 2019-2020 Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) chair during the National School Boards Association annual conference, March 30-April 1.

He will be the 2020-2021 MASBA president and serve a one-year term. 

Voters first elected Mr. Ramos to the FWISD Board of Education in 2013. Two years later, he became the District’s youngest board president and the first Latino president from Fort Worth’s North Side.

He led efforts establishing a FWISD student holiday honoring the lives and legacies of Dolores Huerta and César Chávez, who spent decades advocating for the civil rights of labor workers. The Board approved a resolution in April, 2018 establishing the annual observance honoring Mr. Chávez and Ms. Huerta the Monday before Chávez's birth date on March 31. FWISD hosted its inaugural Dolores Huerta and César Chávez Day of Service, March 25, 2019, becoming the first school district in Texas with a student holiday honoring Mr. Chávez and Ms. Huerta.

Mr. Ramos is a Tarrant County Juvenile Services community service restitution supervisor. He is dedicated to working with youth at tackling issues such as multiculturalism, community pride, and building a strong cultural identity.

Read more about Mr. Ramos here.   


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