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Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds

Texas Education Agency
Chief Deputy Commissioner

Lizzette Reynolds currently serves as the Chief Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  In that capacity, she oversees management of the agency for Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams.  She previously served as the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs at TEA. 

Prior to coming to TEA, Lizzette served in a number of capacities related to education policy and implementation.  In 2002, she was appointed Special Assistant in the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs during the Bush Administration.  When her role model Margaret Spellings became Secretary of Education, she served as the Secretary’s Regional Representative for the states of Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.  

Lizzette’s “education” in education policy began as Legislative Director to the late State Senator Teel Bivins who championed education quality for all students on behalf of her next employer, then-Governor George W. Bush.  As Legislative Deputy Director, she provided oversight and support for the Governor’s legislative agenda in the Texas Senate, which included ensuring the Texas education system was focused on quality for all students through accountability and policy reform.

Lizzette earned a Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.  She is married to David Reynolds and has three children, Luke, 9, Lilli, 8 and Joaquin, 6.

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