Texas Board of Education, Place 5
Republican opponent: Lani Popp
Libertarian opponent: Stephanie Berlin
Rebecca Bell-Metereau is a professor of English and director of the Media Studies Minor at Texas State University.
After receiving her Bachelor and Master of Arts. from Indiana University, she served in the Peace Corps for two years in Africa. She returned to Indiana to earn her Ph.D. In 1997-1998, she was a visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma, and in 1999-2000, a Fulbright Scholar and professor at Gaston Berger University in the Republic of Senegal in west Africa.
She has volunteered in the San Marcos Independent School District and has served as a member of the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission, Blue-Ribbon Bond Commission, and San Marcos Solid Waste Commission, where she helped initiate curbside recycling in San Marcos. She has served as secretary, treasurer and president of her neighborhood association, as representative to the San Marcos Council of Neighborhood Associations, and as secretary of the local League of Women Voters. She is a member of the Texas State Employees Union and the Texas Faculty Association.