(Austin)—The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has elected Jacinto “Cinto” Ramos Jr. of Fort Worth ISD to a one-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 11, Position B.
Ramos is president of the Fort Worth ISD Board, having served on the board for six years. He is the president-elect of the Mexican American School Boards Association and the chair of the National School Boards Association Council of Urban Boards of Education.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Jacinto has devoted his time to providing a voice to disengaged and disenchanted youth. He is a certified multicultural trainer for the Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County, a probation officer for the state of Texas, and an affiliate of Courageous Conversations about Race. In addition, he is a member of the Council of the Great City Schools, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, and the Center for Reform of School Systems. He also is part of the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color, where he is the only Texas school board member on the advisory team.
Ramos has a degree in criminal justice and criminology from The University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s in family studies from Amberton University. He is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership and administration.
TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students.