Sasha Crane

Last modified on: 01-07-2024 18:04:08

(Governor's Commission for Women)

Entered Office: 02-23-2022 Term Ends: 12-31-2025

General Information

Home Town: McAllen

Personal Information

Sasha Crane is known for her unwavering commitment to fostering educational excellence and community development. Born and raised in McAllen, she has dedicated her life to serving her community and ensuring the well-being of future generations. Crane’s journey in education leadership began in 2019 when she was appointed to the South Texas ISD School Board. Since then, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the educational policies and initiatives serving as the board’s Legislative Chairwoman and as Co-Chair of Community & Governmental Relations. In this capacity, Crane actively engages with local, state, and federal policymakers to advocate for policies that positively impact education in the region. Her dedication to legislative advocacy has helped shape educational reforms that benefit students and educators alike. She formerly was appointed to the STISD’s Public Facilities Corporations Board. As a board member, Crane has consistently advocated for student success, equitable access to quality education, and the empowerment of educators. Her commitment to community service extends beyond education. Since 1996, she has been an active member of the Junior League of McAllen, a renowned organization dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities. Currently serving as a Sustaining Member, Crane's involvement in the Junior League showcases her passion for community building and her desire to create positive change. Her own educational journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Houston, where she was part of a research team in microbiology chaired by Dr. Ron Mills. This was followed by training at the University of North Dakota Indians in Medicine Program, showcasing her commitment to learning and personal growth. A founding board member of the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Run Series, a marathon named after her late husband, Commissioner Scott Crane, she continues to contribute her time, skills, and resources to various community projects and initiatives. Reappointed 1/6/24.