"The demographics of Tarrant County aren't changing, they have already changed. It is up to us to ensure that the adults in the room have the culturally competency to serve our children, and to see them as worthy of investment rather than problems to be solved."
Jacinto Ramos Jr. is a proven leader on educational policy, racial/ethnic equity and school board governance.
Jacinto is the chair of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), serves on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) board of directors, and is the president of the Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA). These are all positions that he was elected to by a body of his peers from school boards across the country.
Born and raised on the North Side of Fort Worth, Jacinto is a product of immigrant parents from Mexico, devoting countless hours to the cause of providing a voice to the disengaged and the disenchanted youths of today.
He is a certified multicultural trainer, a certified juvenile probation officer in the state of Texas, a former co-director of the Multicultural Alliance’s Camp CommUNITY, an affiliate of Courageous Conversations About Race, and part of the inaugural 2019 Accelerating Board Capacity (ABC) Institute through Harvard Business School.
Bridging the silos of activism, leadership, and community engagement, Jacinto earned a spot on the Fort Worth Independent School District's School Board of Trustees in June 2013. Two years later, he reached a historic milestone, becoming the youngest board president from Fort Worth ISD. On May 28, 2019, he was selected by his colleagues to take the lead once again as the chair of the board.
He is on track to complete his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration in Spring of 2021.