Teresa Marie Ayala was elected to the Tarrant County College District (“TCCD”) Board as a Trustee in May 2015. The Board oversees a $400M budget and approximately $1B in assets. She brings to her role vast professional experience working in top 25 Fortune companies, mentoring and managing employees throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, South America and Asia. She also served as a substitute teacher in the FWISD and an adjunct instructor at TCCD. She currently works as a contracts subject matter expert in the healthcare industry.
In 2016 Ayala was recognized as a Great Woman of Texas, for her significant contributions in business, civic, social and for her dedication to family and community. In 2017, Ayala was a nominee for Texan of the Year as a Champion of Education. Ayala has volunteered with several youth organizations and has served on the City of Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Advisory, the Commission for Women Boards and the Community Development Council. She is on the Executive Council for Read Fort Worth leading an unprecedented coalition of business, civic, education and volunteer leaders focused on ensuring that 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders are reading to learn by 2025. She has also worked closely with the Rotary, HWNT, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and North Texas Area Community Health Center (NTACHC).
Ms. Ayala attended Tarrant County College and Texas Christian University where she earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Liberal Arts.