From the Editor

Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director

Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director

This issue of Texas School Business is the one to look to if you want to find a handy list of some of the most prominent administrators working in Texas public schools today. In these pages, you’ll get acquainted with TASB’s choice for Superintendent of the Year along with the members of TASA’s Outstanding School Board and TSPRA’s Key Communicator for 2017. In addition, we’re pleased to profile the new presidents of two of Texas’ important education associations: the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented and the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education.

These folks are wholly dedicated to continuing the success in Texas’ public schools, and it brings me great joy to be able to share their stories with all of you.

Beyond the profiles, in “The Arts” we feature an outstanding program in Fort Stockton ISD that turns STEM to STEAM, and our “Student Voices” was penned by a now college-freshman, detailing her experience competing in the journalism program and competitions in Santa Gertrudis ISD.

You’ll want to keep an eye on your mail for our annual Bragging Rights issue, due to show up at your mailbox on Dec. 1. We’re excitedly compiling and interviewing the finalists now.

As always, our priority at Texas School Business is to share all of the good news coming out of Texas public schools. If you have any story ideas coming out of your district, please keep me in the loop at