Trustee Participates in Leadership Program

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 Dallas, the trustees heard featured speakers Debra Fine, a nationally known
motivational speaker and author of The Fine Art of Small Talks. On Saturday, the group heard
keynote speaker Amy Lynch, CEO of Generational Edge. A nationally recognized expert on
understanding generational differences, Lynch provided the group with insights into
recognized communication strategies when dealing with the general public who represent
multiple generations. In addition to speakers, the participants visited Lancaster and Frisco
ISDs.

Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for Corpus Christi, February 25-27;
Amarillo, March 31-April 2; and Forth Worth, June 30-July 2. 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
700 graduates to date.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school
districts. Texas school board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the
state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.2 million students.