2016 Texas Elementary Teacher (and Texas nominee for National Teacher
of the Year) Revathi Balakrishnan of Round Rock ISD and 2016 Texas
Secondary Teacher of the Year Martha Saucedo of Brady ISD were also invited to address the SBOE.
Saucedo, a family consumer science teacher, talked about the importance of elective courses and how they connect students to the real world. She called on the board to support those opportunities for students. See Martha Saucedo's speech.