Marquez Looks to Unlock God-given Potential in Students
January 21, 2021 — Robert Marquez is deeply focused on elevating students so they can succeed in life.
“My passion has been to unlock the God-given potential of everyone I come in contact with,” said Marquez, who represents District 2 on the Midland ISD Board of Trustees.
The district is individually highlighting school board members throughout January as part of School Board Recognition Month, which recognizes the crucial role an elected board of trustees plays in our communities and schools.
Marquez has been active in supporting MISD for many years. He has served as secretary of the Lee football booster club and as a mentor at Bowie Fine Arts Academy. He also was a member of the ad hoc committee for the new construction of Bunche Elementary.
“I am here to promote the most effective learning environment and advocate for the best educational system in Texas, all while maintaining the most economic delivery model as required by our community,” he said.
Born in Pecos and raised in a farm community near Verhalen, Marquez attended Midland High School and has lived in the Midland community for more than 40 years. He attended Midland College, College of the Air Force and Troy State University at Hurlburt Field in Florida.
Leadership has been a part of Marquez's life going back to his military service. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an MH-53 Sikorsky Pave Low helicopter crew chief with the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The MH-53 was developed for long-range combat search and rescue operations. Marquez was a senior airman and served for eight years.
He has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years, currently as an independent oil and gas consultant, and is a parishioner at San Miguel Arcangel Catholic Church. He has served on the church council, as a eucharistic minister and in Cursillo ministry. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has been chairman of the Jamaica Festival.
Marquez is married to Delia Marquez, an educator at MISD. He has two adult children and a stepdaughter. His four grandchildren attend MISD schools. His stepdaughter is a counselor at MISD.
District 2 is generally located in south and east Midland.
Campuses represented by District 2 are De Zavala Elementary, IDEA Travis Academy, Midland Freshman High School, Midland High School and South Elementary.