Dan Micciche, a trustee from Dallas ISD, joined 34 other school board members from across Texas Nov. 19-21 at the second session of the Leadership TASB class of 2016. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 1,000 to 159,000, 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 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, Feb. 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.