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Trustee Finalizes Leadership Training
(San Antonio) – Hutto ISD trustee Doug Gaul has earned the designation of Master
Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).

During the fifth session, June 14-16, school board members in the 2011–12 Leadership TASB class made presentations of their team’s findings following year-long research. Class participants selected topics related to nontraditional approaches to challenges in today’s educational enterprises. Their research focused on topics that included college readiness,
student health, board leadership, funding inequities, 21st Century classroom adaptations, and parental involvement.

The Leadership TASB class met in conjunction with TASB’s Summer Leadership
Institute in San Antonio. More than 2000 new and veteran school leaders received in-depth
training on every facet of effective board governance, heard keynote addresses from renowned education experts, and picked up valuable ideas from district showcases and networking opportunities.

After the graduation ceremony June 15, participants joined the ranks of more than 700
school board members statewide who are Leadership TASB alumni.

The 2012 Leadership TASB class, composed of 31 school board members, represents
Texas school districts of all sizes and property wealth. Participants who completed all required elements of the study program earned Master Trustee status, the highest designation recognized by TASB.

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.