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Gov. Abbott Appoints Kim to Serve on State Board of Educator Certification

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Gov. Abbott Appoints Kim to Serve on State Board of Educator Certification

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In this undated Comal ISD image, Supt. Andrew Kim, far right, attends a Back the Future Kids & Family Expo.

Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim will serve on Texas’ State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).

Gov. Greb Abbott announced his appointment in Austin today.

The SBEC develops certification and continuing-education requirements and standards of conduct for public teachers. It was created by the Texas Legislature in 1995 to recognize public school educators as professionals and to grant educators the authority to govern the standards of their profession.

Kim’s term expires Feb. 1, 2027.

“I am honored to be appointed to this board by Gov. Abbott,” he said. “This is a great opportunity to serve not only our district but our state, and to help set a standard for teachers in public education.”

SBEC comprises 15 members including 11 voting members appointed by the governor to six-year terms. Serving on the committee are four classroom teachers, one counselor, two administrators and four citizens. Four non-voting members also sit on the board.

Kim also serves on the Texas School Safety Center board of directors; chairs the Policy Committee on Public Education Information (PCPEI); was elected to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s School Superintendent Advisory in 2018; and was named presiding officer to the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability in 2016.

He is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators, Fast Schools Growth Coalition, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club.

Kim previously served as chair of the Texas School Safety Center Board.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies from Fordham University and a Master of Education in Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a graduate of the Superintendent Program at The University of Texas at Arlington.

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