Dr. Shari Becker Albright
President of the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation
Dr. Shari Becker Albright serves as the Murchison Distinguished Professor in Education and chair of the Department of Education at Trinity University. She also serves as president of the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (TACTE) and the statewide Council of Deans of Education.
Previously, she was the executive director of education at the Asia Society and CEO of the Asia Society International Studies Schools Network headquartered in New York.
Shari also served as the principal of a public magnet school in San Antonio, Texas – the International School of the Americas – and was named the Texas High School Principal of the Year for 2004 by the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. In 2004, her school was awarded the Goldman Sachs Prize in International Education. She also served as an elementary school administrator, central office administrator, and elementary teacher in East Central ISD prior to teaching on the faculty of Trinity University.
Shari earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Trinity University and her doctorate in educational leadership from Teachers College – Columbia University.