TASA/TASB Convention October Austin, Texas 2-4, 2015

2017 Convention Highlights

Board Members

First General Session

John QuiƱones

A 20/20 Vision of Opportunity through Education
Friday, October 6, 2017

John Q

Second General Session

Hill Harper

Manufacturing Your Destiny and Conquering FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real)
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hill H.

Third General Session

Jamie Vollmer

The Great Conversation: Defending Public Education One Community at a Time
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Student performances

Students are the reason we are all involved in school governance. Nearly 200 students played a huge role in Convention. Students from Alvin ISD and Denton ISD performed during General Sessions.

                     Alvin ISD                                         Denton ISD
 Alvin ISDDenton ISD

Student Innovation Challenge

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Sponsored by DLR, the Student Innovation Challenge brought the most innovative students from Denton ISD, Rockwall ISD, Everman ISD and Aubrey ISD together to answer some of our society’s greatest challenges. These students presented their ideas and attendees participated in a lively question and answer session.

Superintendent of the Year

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LaTonya Goffney, Lufkin ISD

Superintendent of the Year candidates are chosen for their dedication to improving educational quality, board-superintendent relations, student achievement and commitment to public support and involvement in education.

Honor School Board Award

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Coahoma ISD

The Honor School Board Award recognizes those school boards that have demonstrated outstanding dedication and rendered ethical service to the children of Texas.

Key Communicator Award 

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Dan Huberty, State Representative District 127

The Key Communicator Award recognizes outstanding contributions to public education through effective communications.


TASA Executive Director Appreciation

Johnny V.

Johnny Veselka, Executive Director, TASA

Dr. Johnny Veselka was recognized for his outstanding leadership and contributions to TASA and his years of experience for Texas public schools and school administrators.