Hays CISD Trustee Teresa Tobias announced Jan. 29 that she will not seek re-election for a third term as the representative on the Hays CISD Board of Trustees for single-member-district 1.
“After considering it thoroughly, I have decided to step back from the board to allow me more time to focus on my other volunteer work and my family,” Tobias said. “I have loved my time on the school board and I am proud of our accomplishments as a team. Together, I know we have made a tremendous difference for our students and teachers. I wish everyone well.”
Tobias plans to continue serving on three Parent Teacher Associations in Hays CISD and will continue to volunteer with special needs advocacy groups.
Tobias was first elected to the Hays CISD Board of Trustees in 2014. She and her family have a rich tradition of involvement with schools in the district and deep ties to the community. Her father-in-law, Rosalio Tobias, is the namesake for Tobias Elementary School.
Her volunteer work includes more than a decade’s worth of service with the PTAs at Tobias and Fuentes Elementary Schools and Simon Middle School, as well as the Lobo Band Booster Club and the Lehman NJROTC parent support group. In the past she has served as a Lobo Band Booster Club officer and on numerous district committees, including the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). In addition, she has served on the city of Kyle Parks and Recreation Board. The service opportunity she says is most dear to her heart is her work with Texas Parent To Parent (TxP2P) – a group committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, or special health care needs by empowering families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education. She serves as a TxP2P parent mentor.
Originally from Austin, Tobias moved to the district in 2003. She and her husband Michael have three children – all of whom are, or have been Hays CISD students. Michael was just elected to the Kyle City Council in a special election.
“I pride myself on being a lifelong learner and I encourage everyone to embrace education,” she said. “You are never too old or too young to learn something new. My family has a legacy of learning and I am committed to continuing that tradition. I’m proud of Hays CISD because we aren’t content with just meeting minimum standards. We want the best for our students and we – as parents and the community – work hard to achieve that goal.”