Education commissioner tours Mexia schools

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Mexia Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Sharon Ross introduces State Education Commissioner Michael Williams during a welcoming reception Thursday. Williams is touring a school in each of the state’s 20 educational service regions. Mexia News photo/ Brenda Sommer

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Texas’ Commissioner of Education made a visit to Mexia ISD Thursday, addressing and taking questions from a small group assembled to greet him before touring the district’s campuses.

Michael Williams, a lawyer and former multi-term member of the Texas Railroad Commission, was appointed Commissioner of Education in August 2012 by Gov. Rick Perry. Williams is the first African-American elected to the Railroad Commission and the first African-American Commissioner of Education in Texas.

He visited the district on the invitation of MISD Superintendent Sharon Ross, as part of an ongoing tour of different districts in the state.

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