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AJ Crabill
Deputy Commissioner
Texas Education Agency

Raised in and out of foster care from birth until high school, AJ bounced around enough to have attended 11 different schools prior to graduation. He attended urban, suburban and rural schools; private, public, and religious schools; lived with white families and families of color; lived in racist communities and inclusive communities; experienced loving homes and homelessness. Guided by the idea that student outcomes don’t change until adult behaviours change and drawing on his intimate familiarity with the triumphs and terrors of the USA’s safety nets for children, he has devoted much of his adult life to advocating for the well-being of his nation’s most vulnerable youth.

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AJ Crabill
AJ Crabill
Texas Education Agency