Jerry Adkins, Board VP, Attends TASB Program on Community Engagement
Mr. Jerry Adkins, Brazosport ISD Board Vice President, was among a group of selected state school board members gathering in Amarillo March 30- April 2 to continue learning the latest on 21st century challenges to leadership and the implications of those trends for educators. The theme for this Leadership TASB (LTASB) fourth session (in a series of five), was Where Leadership Happens When In-the Box Thinking Doesn’t Exist.
The session’s first activity was a visit to Hereford ISD, including Bluebonnet Elementary and the district’s Career and Technical Education Center. The day concluded with presentations of research findings from their group study. Three of six groups presented on topics relevant to the changing landscape of public education in Texas.
The second part of the session focused on campus tours at Highland Park ISD and a performance by the district’s choir and i-band groups, ending with the nationally known speaker Derek Greenfield. His presentation, From Diversity to Inclusion, highlighted techniques and strategies public schools can employ to better include all children and all families in the educational enterprise.
The final activity included research team presentations and additional presentations of timely news from school districts.
The LTASB class of 2016 represents Texas school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 160 to more than 160,000, and reflects the range of property wealth. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate in June with a unique designation recognized by TASB.
Each session has a specific theme that builds on the previous session and features state and nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education. Teams also work on extended learning assignments between meetings.
Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has almost 700 graduates to date. The 2016 LTASB participants will complete their year in June during the annual Summer Leadership Institute hosted by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).
Thank you, Mr. Adkins, for your service!