Dr. Barbara Herrington, a member of the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees, earned the designation of Master Trustee after completing Leadership TASB that included a year-long education leadership study program.
The leadership program sponsored by Texas Association of School Boards concluded at the Summer Leadership Institute on June 13-15, 2013, in Fort Worth. Upon her graduation, Herrington joined the ranks of more than 700 school board members statewide who are program alumni.
At the annual conference, the Leadership TASB Class of 2013 made presentations of their team’s findings on subjects such as public school accountability, international academic competitiveness, relevance of national standards, alternatives to high-stakes testing, and public trust.
Team members began last September during the association’s convention with participants hearing from distinguished speakers in addition to attending convention sessions and the associational delegate assembly. Since then, Herrington and the others have met additional times at locations around the state to explore educational issues.
The group of 35 trustees represents school districts of all sizes of varying property wealth. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate with a unique 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 approximately five million public school students.
Herrington (right) is pictured above accepting her certificate from William Nemir, Division Director of Leadership Team Services at TASB.
Photo courtesy of Texas Association of School Boards