Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tori Lee and Marisela Nava to the Texas Early Learning Council for terms set to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The Texas Early Learning Council serves as Texas’ State Advisory Council as required by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.

Tori Lee of Oak Cliff is the Division Director of Early Childhood Education for the Texas Education Agency. She was previously an elementary and high school principal.

Marisela Nava of Brownsville is the Director of the Texas Southmost College Child Care Center. She is a Vice President of the Southmost Association for the Education of Young Children Chapter and a member of the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.