Sukh Kaur

A Headshot of the District one councilwoman

Sukh rhymes with "look" and Kaur is pronounced the same way as "core."

Dr. Sukh Kaur was elected to serve District 1 on June 10, 2023. She is an advocate for minimizing infrastructure disruptions to neighborhoods and businesses, improved public safety, and supporting small businesses. She is the first South Asian to serve on the City Council.

Sukh is a Sikh American, an educator, realtor, and yoga teacher who loves San Antonio. As the CEO/Founder of EDreimagined — an organization that supports the launch of innovative school models and district implementation of autonomous schools — she has seen first hand the challenges that are placed on teachers and leaders to take on the impossible in hopes of creating a better future for our students. Previously, Sukh served as the Senior Director of Seat Investments at City Education Partners, a San Antonio based philanthropic non-profit with the mission to create groundbreaking public schools for all students focused specifically on educationally underserved populations. While in this role, she launched Texas’ first school incubator fellowship and supported the development of city-wide initiatives including the teacher recruitment platform — Educate210 and web-based parent information tool — San Antonio School Finder.

She has also worked to develop a commercial real estate building in Southtown and did so by filling a void that existed for the neighborhood. Prior to this role, Sukh was the Dean of Instruction at the Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy in HoustonISD and served in various other teaching and administrative roles within the district. Sukh is incredibly passionate about education and economic development and aspires to create a more equitable San Antonio. Sukh has an EdD from Vanderbilt University in K-12 Educational Leadership, an MBA from the Rice Educational Entrepreneurship Program and a BA in Policy Studies from Rice University. In her free time, Sukh serves as the board treasurer for San Antonio Leaders and Teachers (SALT) and is on the board for Texas Public Radio (TPR). She also is active in the sports and golf community — leading an all women’s flag football team for San Antonio.

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