Priscilla is the Director of Policy for Educate Texas, focusing on K-12 policy within our college and career readiness and effective teaching impact areas.
Before CFT, Priscilla worked for two years as the deputy director at an organizing nonprofit called Stand for Children, Texas. Prior to that, she was the director of the strategic initiative at the Texas Education Agency, focusing on teacher preparation, development, evaluation, mentoring and selection.
Priscilla started her career as a middle school teacher in Boston, New York and Austin.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Harvard University, a master’s of public administration from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and she is enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Leadership Policy and Planning at the University of Texas, Austin. She has received a Graduate School Diversity Mentoring Fellowship and a Texas New Scholar Award for her UT Austin PhD program.
Community Leadership / Board ServiceWithin CFT, she serves as the Creating Fun Together Austin representative and on the CEO Advisory Council. Priscilla was selected into the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Graduate Fellowship.
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"I am committed to the mission and the work we do to bring communities together to improve outcomes for students and communities."
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore."
— Cesar Chavez