Martha Wong, Ed.D

Last modified on: 04-12-2022 11:53:55

(Library and Archives Commission, Texas State)

Entered Office: 11-03-2015 Term Ends: 09-28-2027

General Information

Home Town: Houston

Personal Information

Martha Wong, Ed.D. of Houston is a community volunteer, former state representative and former Houston city council member. Before her state and community service, she was Director of Community Resource and Development at Southwest College. Wong also served as an associate professor at Baylor University. She began her career with the Houston Independent School District serving in a variety of roles as an associate superintendent, elementary school principal, special education teacher, and first-grade teacher. Wong became the first Asian American woman elected to the Houston City Council when she served from 1994 to 2000. She also became the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Texas House of Representatives, where she served from 2003 to 2007. Wong is a member of the Houston Association of Retired Teachers, Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Biomedical Informatics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has previously served as a board member for the American Red Cross, Neuhaus Education Center, Houston Olympic 2012 Foundation, Alley Theater, Lions Eye Bank Foundation, and University of Houston (UH) Alumni Organization. Wong was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1994. She has been recognized as a Distinguished University of Houston Alumni by the UH Alumni Association and the College of Education. Governor Abbott first appointed her to TSLAC in 2015 and she will continue to serve as Chairwoman of the board. Wong received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters and Doctorate degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston.
Reappointed 4/12/22.

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15 Greenway, #16F
Houston, TX 77045
(713) 622-7888