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GISD Board: Gonzalez for Place 6

Marcos Gonzalez is running for the open seat in Place 6 to replace Greg Eady, who is not running for re-election.

Gonzalez and his wife were born and raised in Georgetown. After some time in the Ozarks, they came back, he says, “Because I always knew I wanted to. I love this place and I am happy to raise my children here.” The Gonzalez family has one student at Annie Purl and one at Wagner.

Marcos is on the board of the Georgetown Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to ensuring the students, educators, staff, and parents in our Georgetown public schools are afforded exceptional academic and social opportunities to maximize personal achievement.

He has also been involved in the Georgetown community as a multi-sport coach. He has coached softball, basketball and flag football and enjoys being a mentor for high school students. “I have worked with many kids our are transitioning out of high school and need direction. I wanted to help at an earlier phase; help them prepare for big life changes while they still had time to be flexible in their planning. The School Board is the ideal place to do that.”

His wife teaches Criminal Justice at East View High School and he believes her transition from juvenile services to education has brought their whole family closer together. “She has the patience and heart for kids and always wanted to help. We both feel like mentorship has grown on us and within and this election is a natural next step for me. I want to be in a position to be a greater advocate and affect more kids from every perspective.”

Gonzalez says he is also eager to assist and support teachers in the ISD as well. “Many of our friends are educators so I understand their priorities and concerns, while simultaneously understanding the priorities and needs of parents.”

He believes safety is top of mind for many families and that GISD is doing an excellent job of communicating programs and progress. “I think people still want to be more aware and I would love to create and be part of that transparent body; with insight as part of the board but also the voice that connects families with the system.”

Gonzalez is also well-connected in the business community and looks forward to forging new partnerships and support for school success.

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