Dr. Rebecca Hillenburg of Friendswood ISD was among a group of school board members gathering in Corpus Christi February 25-29 to learn the modern challenges of the 21st century leadership and the implementations of those trending for educators. This event was the third of five training sessions of the Leadership Texas Association of School Board (LTASB) program.
The session’s theme was “Where Leadership Happens through Embracing Change.” Through the weekend the group of board members toured schools within Driscoll ISD, Santa Gertrudis and Premont ISD. Driscoll ISD is a Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognized district that remains committed to small class size and he use of technology in every phase of instructional day. Santa Gertrudis ISD. LTASB members toured the elementary and secondary campuses. Premont ISD, has implemented broad measures and experienced a dramatic turnaround in its academic program as well as district finances, since receiving a letter from TEA informing the district of possible pending closure. While the fate of the district is still unknown, the LTASB Class members were able to see the “change” and efforts made.
Friendswood ISD remains proud to hold the record for most active board members in Leadership TASB. This yearlong education leadership study program represents Texas school districts of all sizes and reflects equally diverse range of school district property wealth. Participants, like Dr. Hillenburg who will complete all required elements of study will graduate in June with a unique designation recognized by TASB.