Background and Education
Councilmember Palacios is a native Texan, born in Dallas, and a resident of Carrollton. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, both from The University of Texas at Arlington. He is currently a Doctor of Education student at Dallas Baptist University with an emphasis on Educational Leadership K-12. He started his career as a public high school science teacher of Advanced Placement Chemistry before taking on a variety of administrative roles including department chair & middle and high school assistant principal. He has served as a member of the adjunct faculty for a local community college and currently serves as a high school principal. He is honored to be a member of national education organizations and was recently invited to present internationally in China on Project Based Learning and STEM.
Councilmember Palacios was elected to the City Council of Carrollton in May 2020. Prior to his election to the City Council, he served on the Capital Improvements Plan Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Carrollton Citizens’ Police Academy and has volunteered with Carrollton Citizen on Patrol. He was involved with Carrollton’s first multicultural CRASE training and was invited to serve on the CFB ISD 2030 Collaborative Visioning committee. He has served as a Mentor for CFB ISD and volunteers with his church in the community.
Professional and Personal
Councilmember Palacios is a practicing school leader serving as a high school principal. He is a past president of a leadership honor society while at UT Arlington and has served on the Board of Representatives for the Association of Hispanic School Administrators. A son of immigrants and a first-generation college student, he is honored to have been a keynote speaker for various fundraising functions aimed at our next generation of young citizens achieving their dreams. He is blessed to have been married to his wife, Nancy, for 8+ years. They have two children together. Nancy currently works at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is a Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner student at Baylor University.