Texas Association of School Administrators   |   Texas Association of School Boards
TASA/TASB Convention
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Convention Center
Sept. 29–Oct. 1

TASA | TASB Convention Speakers

General Sessions

First General Session, Friday, 4 p.m. 

Jon GordonKeynote: Jon Gordon

New York Times bestselling author of "The Power of Positive Leadership" and "The Energy Bus."

Performance by Los Fresnos CISD
Award presentations: Key Communicator; Outstanding School Board Award


Second General Session, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Derrick JohnsonKeynote: Derrick Johnson

Former Texas Longhorn and Kansas City Chief. Founder and president of Defend the Dream Foundation which provides low-income and inner-city youth the opportunities and resources to reach their full potential in school and life.

Performance by Longview ISD
Award presentation: Superintendent of                                                        the Year


Third General Session, Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Merlyna ValentineKeynote: Merlyna Valentine

A well-respected educator for over 30 years with numerous awards as a teacher, principal, and executive director in a highly successful school district.