Ms. Barbara Scroggie Knaggs
Ms. Barbara Scroggie Knaggs has dedicated her career to public service in the areas of education and non-profit organization. She served as the Chief Operating Officer for the non-profit news organization, The Texas Tribune. Before joining the Tribune, she was Associate Commissioner for State Initiatives at the Texas Education Agency where she oversaw the implementation of statewide education programs, including early childhood education, dropout prevention and college and career readiness initiatives, adult basic education programs, and programs for limited English proficient students. Prior to becoming Associate Commissioner, she held a number of positions at the agency, including acting Senior Advisor for the Office of Education Initiatives, Senior Director for Secondary School Initiatives, and Program Manager for the Texas High School Project. A certified teacher, her previous experience includes five years as a high school English and history teacher and two years as a textbook editor at Holt Rinehart and Winston. A 1987 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Plan II, Ms. Knaggs obtained a secondary teaching certificate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.