The Texas Scholastic Esports Federation is a teacher-run, 501c(3) nonprofit organization serving Texas schools. 

We believe that esports can be an accessible, inclusive and equitable path to College, Career, & Military Readiness for all Texas students. 


TexSEF is run by teachers. You'll get no edu-splaining here. 


We have stakeholders, not shareholders. Our bottom line is what's best for kids.  

Low Cost   

The online leagues are low cost for schools (and public libraries) in Texas. 


Tournaments, conferences, college fairs, we do in-person events like no other can. 

About TexSEF

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Danielle Johnson, M.Ed.

Executive Director

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Danielle is the Executive Director for the Texas Scholastic Esports Federation, a teacher-run, nonprofit esports organization serving Texas schools. She is working to bring esports to K12 schools that focus on equity, inclusion, and citizenship. 

Danielle has 15 years of experience in Texas public education in both middle and high school but will always identify as a middle school World Culture and Geography teacher. From 2017-2020, she held an Instructional Coaching Fellowship with Google for Education. 

Danielle holds a BA from Baylor University and an M.Ed. from Texas Tech. 

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Roberto Velasco


Roberto has been a Texas teacher and administrator for 12 years, serving students from Kindergarten to College.  He has helped develop several scholastic esports programs including Dallas ISD.  He was a collegiate varsity esports athlete and has coached several varsity teams. His current focus is researching the effects of scholastic esports on student academic and social emotional outcomes. 

He lives in Dallas, Texas.