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SBOE Member District 5

Photo District 5

Rebecca Bell-Metereau (D)
P.O. Box 425
San Marcos, TX 78666

(512) 665-2157

Board Term: Jan. 1, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2027

Rebecca Bell-Metereau teaches film and English at Texas State University, where she directs Media Studies Minor, which she developed. She earned her BA, MA, and PhD from Indiana University. She and her husband served from 1973-75 in Peace Corps K-12, and as interpreter for Air Force relief to Chad, Fulbright scholar Senegal, and taught at University of Nebraska.

She produced educational videos titled Children & Pregnant Women, Worth the Wait, and has written four books, 18 chapters, 32 articles, 12 references, over 100 papers. She served as Special Assistant to the President at Texas State University, directed a Ford Foundation grant on diversity, media literacy, K-12 workshops, received presidential teaching and service awards, served as Faculty Senator, and Texas Faculty Association board member.

She and her husband raised two daughters, and she volunteered at San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District, for interdisciplinarity, diversity, critical thinking, civics, research, vocational education, art, and climate science teaching.

She serves on the Committee for School Initiatives of Texas State Board of Education, representing District 5. She represents Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays, Travis counties, and parts of Williamson county.