Teachers for Tony Vargas

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Public school teacher. School Board Member. Teachers can count on Tony.


Currently a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education representing the communities of Downtown and South Omaha, Tony serves more than 52,000 students and 86 schools across the city. In this role, he has been a tireless advocate for closing the achievement gap, addressing systemic inequities, and for increasing parent and community engagement.

Tony began his career as a public school teacher in New York City with Teach for America. He received the award of  “Most Outstanding Teacher” in 2008 from the New York City Council and also received the “Teacher of the Year” award from the local Lions Club. He then went on to become an instructional and leadership development coach, where he worked with teachers and school leaders across the highest-need public schools in the New York City Department of Education. As a result of his work, he was appointed to serve on the New York State Board of Education Professional Teacher Standards and Practices Board, where he advised state leaders on education policy impacting teacher support and development. Since then, he has worked in the non-profit and education sectors, striving to improve the quality of education of thousands of children across the United States.

Teachers can count on Tony to continue to be a strong advocate for them in the legislature. 

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