Board member named to prestigious Leadership TASB

Board member named to prestigious Leadership TASB
Posted on 10/23/2018
School Board President Tom Head

Tom Head, Alvarado ISD Board President, recently joined 34 other school board members from across Texas at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2019.

Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a year-long education leadership study program.

“I’m honored to have been chosen for Leadership TASB,” Head said. “I know it will be challenging and I am excited about the challenge.

“Alvarado and Alvarado ISD have given me and my family more than I could ever give back and I will proudly represent AISD in this year-long adventure.”

The trustees selected represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 114 to 215,408, and reflect a similar range of property wealth.

Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate next year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB.

Meeting in conjunction with the Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB Convention in Dallas, the trustees heard featured speaker Peter DeLisle. A recognized authority on leadership training, DeLisle focused on characteristics of effective leadership and team building.

The second featured speaker was Debra Fine, a nationally known motivational speaker and author of The Fine Art of Small Talk. Board members also received training at Convention sessions and attended the TASB Delegate Assembly, the Association’s annual business meeting.

Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for Amarillo, November 15-17; Harlingen, February 21-23; Tyler, April 11-13; and Fort Worth, June 20-22.

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.

Head is excited about what Leadership TASB means for Alvarado ISD and its students.

“I expect much personal growth through this process due to dynamic speakers and collaborative course work,” he said. “One of the expected outcomes upon completion will be increased vision for AISD students.

“I believe this will be accomplished through personally experiencing diverse districts and programs that I have yet to be exposed to. The idea is to increase my leadership abilities through personal experience, then I can share my knowledge in order to promote excellence for AISD students and staff.”

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 5.5 million public school students.

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