Erin Valdez

Erin Valdez

Policy Director, Next Generation Texas

Erin Davis Valdez is Policy Director for Next Generation Texas, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. She has been passionate about the transformational power of education all her life, having been given the gift of being homeschooled. She taught for over a decade in Austin-area schools and served as an assistant principal at a charter school. These experiences have given her the opportunity to see first-hand how students can thrive when they have excellent options.

Valdez earned an M.A. in classics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.A. in classical studies from Hillsdale College. She has been married to Jeremy Valdez since 2005.

Valdez enjoys reading, podcasts, and spending time with her family and friends (and her dog, Scoops).


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