Special Assistant to President
Sam Nancarrow joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2015 as special assistant in the office of the president. His initial interaction with SREB came when he participated in several SREB Early Childhood Commission meetings as a legislative director in the Texas House of Representatives. Since joining the organization, Sam has completed a report on personalized learning, contributed to the SREB Commission on Computer Science, and helped to manage the organization’s grant-writing and reporting operations. Formerly with the Texas House of Representatives, Sam worked during the 82nd, 83rd, and 84th legislative sessions and helped develop and secure passage of education-related legislation that diversified state school accountability measures, reformed student testing policies, created new intervention and innovation opportunities for school districts, established a new high-quality prekindergarten program, and re-established Literacy and Mathematics Achievement Academies for teachers. Sam holds a bachelor’s in government and a bachelor’s in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin.