TX SBOE - District 14

Maria Berry

It is my privilege to run for the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), District 14.  I am a Black Republican conservative who is a strong believer in traditional values.  As a 3 rd generation college graduate and a 4 th generation entrepreneur, I have learned the value of hard work and dedication.

I hold a BS in Mathematics and a M.Ed. in Math Education; I am near completion of my Ph.D. in Instructional Design.

I am a former high school mathematics teacher who has also taught accounting and business with a focus on entrepreneurship.

As an Executive Director of a local non-profit organization, a Financial Literacy educator, and an At-Risk Specialist with a Central Texas public school district, I have many opportunities to work with young people.

Since arriving in Texas in 2007, I have worked for two public schools, served on executive boards, and am an active community volunteer for the under-served population of Waco.

In my spare time, I enjoy crafting and traveling with my husband and children.  My husband and I are devout Christians and lead a marriage ministry at our church.

My desire is to be a strong conservative leader who moves our public schools back-to-the-basics where students focus on facts and deep subject content knowledge rather than on group think and social activism.

When elected, I want to do my part to see that all high-school graduates in Texas are equipped with:

  • a strong sense of right and wrong/fact vs. fiction;
  • the ability to be independent thinkers who base their decisions upon close analysis of the issues instead of on group think;
  • deep foundational knowledge and skills so that they can transition to new vocations and the ever-changing innovations of the future;
  • strong academic proficiency which will open many doors of opportunity for them either in college or careers;
  • a love and appreciation for America that will cause them to want to contribute to its greatness.


Maria Y. Berry, M.Ed.

Candidate, TX SBOE