• Rebecca Bell-Metereau is a dedicated teacher and an award-winning professor of English and film at Texas State University.
  • Rebecca is dedicated to providing Texas schoolchildren with a 21st Century education
  • Rebecca is committed to reducing our over-reliance on high-stakes testing.
  • Rebecca will ensure that our $46 billion Permanent School Fund is invested wisely and used solely to improve public education in Texas.
  • Rebecca’s husband, Pierre Metereau, is a Vietnam veteran and retired teacher. Their two adult daughters attended and graduated from San Marcos public schools.

The State Board of Education sets policies and standards for Texas public schools. There are 15 members, each elected from a district. District 5 — redrawn by the Texas Legislature last year to reflect population growth — includes Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays and Travis counties and the Austin portion of Williamson County.


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Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau, a dedicated teacher, serves on the Texas State Board of Education and is running for re-election in the March 1 Democratic Primary.

Rebecca and her husband, Dr. Jean-Pierre Metereau—a Vietnam veteran—believe in service. After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University, they taught in Peace Corps Chad and translated for U.S. Air Force grain flights. Completing doctorates from Indiana University, they joined the faculty at Texas State and Texas Lutheran universities. Rebecca was Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma (1997), and Fulbright Scholar in Senegal (1999-2000).

As a community leader, Rebecca has volunteered in the San Marcos ISD and served on the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission, a Blue-Ribbon Bond Commission that funded a new library and bike paths, and a Solid Waste Task Force that helped initiate curbside recycling in San Marcos. She was secretary, treasurer, and president of her HOA, representative to the Council of Neighborhood Associations, and secretary of the Hays County League of Women Voters.

Rebecca is devoted to education, research and writing. She developed and now directs the English Department Media Studies Minor and served as Special Assistant to the President (1995-97) for student retention. She has published four scholarly books, 32 essays and book chapters.

Rebecca’s daughters graduated from San Marcos High School; one works as a nurse at Mission Hospital in Asheville and the other directs environmental grant development at MIT. Teresa S. Hobby, former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby’s daughter-in-law, is Rebecca’s campaign treasurer.

Upon re-election, Rebecca will represent voters in Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays and Travis counties and the Austin portion of Williamson County.