Botkin attends third session of Leadership TASB focused on servant leadership
Pearland ISD Board of Trustees Secretary Lance Botkin joined 34 other school board members from across Texas Feb. 16-18 at the third session of the Leadership Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) class of 2017.
Other speakers included Kelly McDonald and Harvey Kronberg. McDonald spoke on critical interpretations from the census data and how they impact school decisions, and Kronberg addressed happenings from the 85th Legislature. The class also visited KIPP Austin and learned about one of the state’s largest charter schools.
Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for McAllen, April 20-22 and Fort Worth, June 22-24. 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.
Selected by 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. Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has more than 800 graduates to date.