Governor Rick Perry has appointed a new head of a well-known state board.

Barbara Cargill of The Woodlands has been named of the State Board of Education.

Cargill is the founder and director of Wonders of the Woodlands Science Camp, and has served on the State Board of Education for more than six years.

Cargill has received the National Audubon Society Award, and the Thanks to Teachers National Excellence Award.

The board and education commissioner oversee the state’s public school system.