Minnie Abrego-Sanchez has over 30 years experience as an educator in the Edgewood and San Antonio ISD’s where she was a teacher, administrator, and a leader in various educational organizations.
For over ten years she served as the Community Outreach Director for State Senator Leticia Van de Putte and as District Director for State Senator Jose Menendez.
Minnie received her Bachelor of Arts in Education (English and Spanish) from Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas and was recognized by the University as a Distinguished Alumna for outstanding professional achievements in her career and civic leadership. In 1980, she obtained a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Over the years she has served and continues to serve in leadership roles on various city, county, non-profit, and professional organization boards, some of which are Bexar County Parks, VIA Transit, San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame, Mexican American Business and Professional Women, Bexar County Democratic Women, and most recently was appointed to the Board of Port San Antonio, a public entity and major asset driving San Antonio’s economic growth and home to over 14,000 jobs. She has received numerous awards and recently was awarded the Women of Distinction-Texas Women Making a Difference, by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce.
Minnie has been politically active at the local, state, and national level. During the 2000 Gore campaign, she represented teachers for the AFL-CIO throughout the U.S. She has attended the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University to further enhance her skill set. Over the years she has conducted numerous advocacy workshops and training sessions for various organizations and civic groups.
She is a mom with three grown children, a grandmother, and married to Joe Jesse Sanchez, a retired educator and a former Alamo Colleges District Trustee.