Sixteen Texas school district boards of trustees have been selected as regional nominees for the 2015 Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) School Board Awards. The regional nominees (and their regional education service centers and nominating superintendents) are listed below.
|ESC||School District||Nominating Superintendent|
|1||La Joya ISD||Alda Benavides|
|4||Cypress-Fairbanks ISD||Mark Henry|
|8||Texarkana ISD||Paul Norton|
|10||Gunter ISD||Jill Siler|
|10||Wylie ISD||David Vinson|
|13||Elgin ISD||Jodi Duron|
|14||Albany ISD||Shane Fields|
|14||Colorado ISD||Reggy Spencer|
|15||Paint Rock ISD||Ron Cline|
|15||San Angelo ISD||Carol Ann Bonds|
|17||Floydada ISD||Gilbert Trevino|
|18||Wink-Loving ISD||Dewitt Smith|
|18||Midland ISD||Ryder Warren|
|19||Fort Hancock ISD||Jose Franco|
|19||Socorro ISD||Jose Espinoza|
|20||North East ISD||Brian Gottardy|
Texas school superintendents who belong to TASA and meet other criteria may nominate their boards of trustees for the TASA School Board Awards. Committees of TASA members organized by Texas’ regional education service centers review the nominations and select up to two school boards for consideration for the state-level awards: one with fewer than 1,000 students and one with 1,000 or more students.
TASA’s School Board Awards Committee will meet in late August to select up to five of the nominated boards to be recognized as Honor Boards. Those finalists will be interviewed at the TASA/TASB Convention in Austin, Oct. 2-4. One will be named Outstanding School Board of the Year during that event.
The TASA School Board Awards Program was established in 1971 to recognize the dedication and service of school boards that make a positive impact on the schoolchildren of Texas.
TASA is the professional association for Texas public school administrators, providing networking and professional learning opportunities, legislative advocacy, and targeted communications to support the work of superintendents and other school leaders. The organization’s mission is to promote, provide and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students.