Sunday, September 26, 2010

Texas school boards and administrators celebrate 50 years

Celebrating 50 years of educating leaders!  was the theme of the Texas Association of School Administrators  (TASA) and Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) 2010 Convention.  The annual conference convened this week-end, September24-26, 2010. at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, welcoming over 6,000 public school officials.

The weekend Convention featured more than 200 best-practice sessions, distinguished lectures, and general sessions that focused on creativity, motivation and vision.  Conference events and presentations were designed to provide knowledge and skills training, as well as networking opportunities, to enhance school district success.

The three engaging general session speakers were:  Daniel Pink (best-selling author), Emmitt Smith (NFL/Cowboy champion) and Bill White (Texas gubernatorial candidate).  (Gov. Rick Perry was also invited but declined to speak at this educational conference.)

Economist Todd Buchholz, PBS education correspondent John Merrow and Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott were distinguished lecturers.

Most memorable were the student performers, representing three school districts..  They were outstanding ... from kinder to seniors!  Applause, applause, students!  Thanks again, teachers and coaches.

Much appreciation to outgoing TASA President John Fuller and TASB President Sarah Winkler for dedicated service and for chairing a fulfilling convention.

As always, the efficient TASB staff organized and implemented an effective annual convention. They continue to earn our gratitude.

Congratulations Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).  On to the next 50  years of service ...