AUSTIN, TX – Dr. Michael Evans, trustee from Mansfield ISD joined 34 other school board members from across Texas September 26-28 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2014. 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 161 to 202,000, 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.
Dr. Michael Evans is the MISD School Board Vice President and has served on the MISD Board of Trustees since May 2007. An active community advocate and volunteer, Dr. Evans is the founder of the BBC Educational Enrichment Program, which has helped hundreds of “at risk” youth raise their academic performance.
Meeting in conjunction with the Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB convention in Dallas, tDr. Evans holds a doctorate from Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, as well as a Masters of Divinity degree from Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School and a Political Science Pre-law degree from UT Arlington. Dr. Evans is currently the pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield.
he trustees heard featured speakers Peter DeLisle, Ph.D. and Debra Fine. DeLisle, Leslie B. Crane chair and director of the Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College, focused on leadership and team building. Fine is a nationally known motivational speaker and author of The Fine Art of Small Talk. Board members also received training at convention sessions and attended the TASB Delegate Assembly, the Association’s annual business meeting.
Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for Austin, November 21-23; Corpus Christi, February 27- March 1; El Paso, April 10-12; and Forth Worth, June 26-28. 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 voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts.
School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 4.9 million public school students.