MIDLAND - One local educator is getting statewide recognition, and new way to help shape education right here in West Texas.
Dalia Benavides, the Prinicipal at South Elementary in Midland has been chosen to be a part of the select committee to Public School Accountability.
The announcement came Friday from Texas Speaker Tom Craddick naming Benavides to serve on the select committee.
Dr. Sylvester Perez, M.I.S.D.'s Superintendent says he's happy she was appointed and says he's confident she will do a good job.
Benavides has 20 years of experience in education as both a teacher and an administrator.