Sue Melton (R)
Waco, TX 76706
Board Term: January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2017
Sue Melton, the District 14 State Board of Education member, is a retired educator who taught in the Texas public schools for 36 years.
Melton was elected to the state board in November 2012 and took office on Jan. 1, 2013. She serves as vice-chair of the board's Committee on Instruction.
Melton’s interest in education began early when she worked with children in her church’s Vacation Bible School and in the church day care. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Baylor University in her hometown of Waco, Melton began her formal career, teaching in the Ross and West school districts. She was honored as the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence and twice named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Melton served as president of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the largest non-union teacher organization in the country, in 2007-2008. She also participated in many professional committees over the years. She is now active with the Waco-McLennan County Retired Teachers Association.
Melton currently is the worship leader and choir director of Primrose Drive Baptist Church and is a volunteer with numerous youth groups.
As the District 14 representative, Melton represents citizens in the following counties: Bosque, Brown, Comanche, Coryell, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Lampasas, McLennan, Mills, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Somervell, Stephens, and Wise.