Re-Elect Dr. Mathias Our AISD District 2 Trustee

EXPERIENCE: Who is Dr. Mathias?

  • Former AISD Board Secretary & Calendar Committee Chair
  • Member of the HUB, Equity, Intergovernmental Relations & Policy Committees
  • The only AISD trustee designated a Master Trustee by the Texas Association of School Boards
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of School Boards
  • Mentor with the Seedling Foundation and tutor with Austin Partners in Education at both District 2 middle schools
  • Member & major supporter of all District 2 Parent-Teacher Associations

 LEADERSHIP: What has Dr. Mathias done?

  • Reversed the privatization of Austin’s public schools
  • Hosted tours & community conversations at all 20 District 2 schools
  • Pushed Austin to become the second ISD in Texas to offer benefits for same-sex teachers, staff members & administrators
  • Advocated for continuous raises for AISD employees, despite budget restraints
  • Helped craft the District’s first balanced budget in years
  • Pushed for the District’s first studies on inequities in business practices & student achievement outcomes
  • Hired the District’s first-ever Hispanic superintendent
  • Led the drafting of the RFP that led to the turnaround of Eastside Memorial High School after 12 years of underperformance
  • Convened community elected officials, community leaders & safety specialists to address District 2 safety concerns
  • Helped lead efforts to pass $490M in bonds for AISD students & schools
  • Honored the will of voters in 2008 by purchasing land for a high school in Southeast Austin
  • Raised scholarships for graduates of all five high schools to which District 2 students are tracked
  • Raised funds to benefit the PTAs of all 20 District 2 schools
  • Lowered the AISD tax rate two years in a row
  • Raised the AISD minimum wage to $11.25 in 2013

Let’s keep the momentum going!

Dr. Mathias has served US as part of the following:

  • Joint Subcommittees of the AISD with the City of Austin & Travis County
  • Travis County Justice Task Force
  • City of Austin Planning Commission (ex officio Commissioner)
  • Board of Directors of the Texas Association of School Boards
  • Council of Urban Boards of Education
  • Federal Relations Network
  • Austin Partners in Education (weekly math tutor at Méndez Middle School)
  • Seedling Foundation (weekly mentor at Martin Middle School)

Recognitions

  • Only AISD trustee to be named “Master Trustee” by the Texas Association of School Board
  • Alumnus of Leadership TASB 2015
  • Over 220 hours of continuing education credits


Pol. Adv. Paid for by Mathias Campaign