State Instructional Materials Association Honors Christman
Public Relations Administrator for Brazosport Independent School District Karla Christman was recently named the recipient of the P.D. Thomas Award by the Instructional Materials Coordinators’ Association of Texas (IMCAT) for her outstanding contributions to instructional materials professionals across the state of Texas. Since its inception in 2008, The P.D. Thomas Award, named for one of IMCAT’s founders, has only been awarded to three recipients by the IMCAT Board of Directors.
“Ultimately, millions of Texas school children have benefited from Mrs. Christman’s leadership, mentorship and support,” stated Cliff Avery, Executive Director of the Instructional Materials Coordinators Association of Texas.
As the former president of this state organization, Mrs. Christman has testified before both the Education Committees in the House and the Senate, as well as speaking before the State Board of Education regarding the use and formats of instructional materials. Known for bringing her little red wagon full of textbook ancillaries to the capitol, Christman spearheaded the IMCAT’s efforts to encourage lawmakers to move towards digital resources for educators. Working with the Texas Education Agency, Christman also lead required statewide trainings for instructional materials coordinators on numerous occasions.
“Mrs. Christman has dedicated her entire career to public education and we are proud she serves in Brazosport ISD.” said Superintendent Danny Massey. “This is another great example of how people in BISD are living our vision of setting the standard for educational excellence.”
The Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas offers the only regular training for instructional materials coordinators in public school districts or open enrollment charter schools. Veteran coordinators offer their expertise and knowledge to assist fellow instructional materials coordinators in delivering digital and printed instructional resources to students and educators across the state.