Damian Pantoja

Damian Pantoja

School Board Trustee - SMD2, Del Valle ISD, Austin, TX

2024 Endorsement

Damian is a proud native Austinite and alumnus of Del Valle ISD. Raised in the Montopolis neighborhood, he values his upbringing and the sacrifices his immigrant parents made to provide him with a good education. With a deep sense of gratitude for his community, Pantoja chose to return to East/Southeast Austin after college to actively participate in civic engagement and contribute to its growth.

Throughout his own education in the district, Damian developed a passion for his community and a strong belief in the power of quality education. He witnessed firsthand how teachers tailored their approaches to accommodate the diverse needs of his classmates. As a leader in the field of education, Pantoja now endeavors to create inclusive instructional experiences that bridge the gaps within a diverse student body.

Running for a seat on the Del Valle ISD School Board, Damian has come to understand that making impactful decisions for students requires a combination of professional expertise and personal experience. He believes that his unique blend of both will enable him to effectively serve the district and make a positive difference in the lives of its students.