Calon Mask-Oats is a native of Lubbock, TX. He proudly serves as the Region 6 Adult Rep on the National Youth Works Committee. Calon is a first-generation college graduate with dual bachelor's degrees in Mathematics & Political Science from Texas Southern University. He is currently an M.S Mathematics candidate at Texas Southern University and will specialize in ethnomathematics education.
Calon Mask-Oats' leadership in the NAACP began as the Triple E Chair of the Texas Southern University Unit 6864-B in 2015. He went on to hold the positions of Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and 1st Vice President, before serving as President for two consecutive terms. Calon made significant contributions to the third ward community. He brought together other campus organizations, community partners, and local governmental agencies to help carry out the mission of the NAACP.
Aside from NAACP, Calon serves as the lead AP Statistics & Algebra II teacher and Department Chair for one of the local Houston charter school networks. Though by trade he teaches mathematics, he uses his work with the NAACP and minority groups to build culturally responsible students. He hopes that every student leaves his class a better person than they walked in.
Calon's commitment to the Youth & College division stems from his passion for educating and growing the next generation. He believes that strong leaders are cultivated over time with the right guidance. With his experience in activism and the classroom, Calon believes he is in a prime position to lead the charge.