I was raised in San Angelo, Texas and am a graduate of San Angelo Central High School, Class of 1969. I married Charles Bruce Hubbard of Rising Star, Texas, and we both graduated from Tarleton State University in 1972 and began our careers teaching in Three Rivers, TX. While living there we both earned our Masters’ Degrees from Angelo State University through summer sessions over 4 years and had our two children. My husband left education to partner with another teacher to form a construction company. My son grew up to become a doctor in Austin, and my daughter became the Director of Emergency Services for a hospital system in Aurora/Parker, Colorado. Our family grew to add two in-laws and four grandchildren. We have just celebrated 52 years of marriage.
After 10 years of my teaching school in Three Rivers, we had the opportunity to return to San Angelo for my husband to go into commercial construction. I began teaching English in San Angelo ISD which I did for 13 years before going into school administration. I served as the English Supervisor, a campus principal, and as a director. I retired in 2003 after serving 30 years in public education. I then went to work as an Alternative Certification Program (ACP) supervisor while at the same time earning my doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech. After 17 years of working with first-year teachers, I retired once again and do not plan to go back to work for pay.
I have also been busy in several other capacities. I am very involved with my church; I have also been a member of the Kimble County Economic Development Board and the Junction Tourism Board, as well as chairing the Junction Downtown Revitalization Committee. I also served as a member of the San Angelo Educational Foundation Board to raise money for teacher grants.
I became a member of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature in 2015. I am in my third term as a Texas Silver-Haired Legislator representing the Concho Valley. In my first term I was a member of the Education and Communications committees and became its chair when a vacancy opened. I was also asked to give a training session on the TSHL Policies and Procedures and Bylaws. I attended and brought auction items for the fundraiser at the TSHF Gala; I participated in the distribution of Legislative Reports throughout the Capitol, and I attended Senior Day at the Capitol. As a member of the Executive Committee, I attended a special training session at Love Field in Dallas. I also became involved with the Concho Valley AAA’s Regional Advisory Council.
During my second term, I was asked to be the chair of the Communications Committee, so I had to step down from being chair of the Education Committee. During my biennium as Communications Chair, I worked to design and purchase business cards for all members; I co-edited the TSHL Directory; I retyped and oversaw the printing of the TSHL Policies and Procedures/Bylaws/Elections & Credentials Manual, as well as the Legislative Report. With the help of a committee member, we designed and had produced TSHL banners for each of the AAAs, as well as any members who ordered their own. I also edited one of the quarterly Silver Bulletins. I attended the TSHF Gala fundraiser and manned a TSHL booth at the Senior Day at the Capitol. I also testified for one of the TSHL resolutions before a House Committee, as well as co-authored three resolutions that all made it into the Top 10 TSHL Resolutions. We were successful in seeing all three of them get passed into legislation and be signed into law. I was also asked to be a panelist leading one of the Training Sessions on how to find and research ideas for resolutions. Again, I was an active member of the TSHL Executive Committee. I also became actively involved in the Concho Valley Regional Advisory Council on Aging (RACOA). At the end of my second term, I was chosen to receive the Speaker’s Choice Award.