Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees Secretary Suzi J. David joined 34 other school board members from across Texas in April at the fourth session of the Leadership Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) class of 2017.
Meeting in McAllen, the trustees continue learning the latest on 21st century challenges to leadership and the implications of those trends for educators in the session themed “Where Leadership Happens at the Wall.” Trustees toured South Texas ISD and heard from nationally renowned speaker Derek Greenfield regarding diversity in schools. Trustees also learned more about the new federal law, Every Student Succeed Act.
Selected by TASB, the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. The trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 1,000 to 159,000 and reflect a similar range of property wealth.
Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate in 2017 by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB.The final Leadership TASB session will be held in Fort Worth, June 22-24. Each session has a unique theme that builds on the previous session and features nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education. Teams also work throughout the year on extended learning assignments between meetings.
Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has more than 800 graduates to date. TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million public school students.