MEaP Ambassadors

Make Education a Priority Op-Ed Ambassadors program

As advocates, school board trustees are vital to influencing the perceptions of public education. It is imperative that trustees educate the public about our public schools and share the successes our students are experiencing. This program is designed to engage trustees who are committed to educating and influencing public attitudes through opinion editorials (op-eds) in local and regional newspapers.

Become a MEaP Op-Ed Ambassador

Objective: In a coordinated effort across Texas, participating trustees will create and submit specific topic op-eds to their local  newspaper/media outlets. Although individualized in style, each op-ed will share predetermined message points.

Goal: Through social media, public education advocates will be asked to share external links to the op-ed publications to maximize audience coverage. The goal is to share a unified messages through social media contacts.   

Frequency: Quarterly - this provides 30 days to write and submit with 30 days for proofing and MEaP approval. The final 30 days will be for publication and statewide promotion by sharing the external links among trustees and public education advocates.

Protocols: Involve your board and superintendent. Seek input. Check your local Board Operating Procedures or Local Policy for guidance. 

Get Started: Contact us at for additional information.

Participating School Trustees

MEaP Op-Ed Ambassadors

  • Mia Price, Denton ISD Trustee
  • Jim Rice, Fort Bend ISD Trustee
  • Helen Warwick, Marshall ISD Trustee
  • Kristi Hassett, Lewisville ISD Trustee
  • Victor A. Contreras, Marion ISD Trustee
  • Bob Covey, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Trustee