Duncanville ISD Board Nominated for TASA Honor

Duncanville ISD board nominated for TASA honor
Duncanville ISD Board with Dr. Smith Photo: Duncanville ISD

Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees is selected as a regional nominee for the 2021 TASA School Board Awards. Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) selected the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees as one of 15 district school boards nominated for the Region 10 Outstanding School Board of the Year.

The board works with students, teachers and staff to help set the direction for the district’s schools, making decisions that impact the community. The district is honored that the Duncanville ISD school board has received this deserving recognition.

Up to five of the regional nominees for Outstanding School Board will be considered for recognition as Honor Boards at the August TASA Awards Committee meeting. The finalists will be interviewed at the TASA/Texas Association of School Boards Convention in Dallas on September 24. The 2021 Outstanding School Board will be announced September 25.

“It’s really exciting to represent Duncanville ISD and the City of Champions,” said Board President Janice Savage-Martin. “It definitely takes a team. It’s teamwork within the school board, the school’s leadership team and [superintendent] Dr. Smith.”

Regional Nominees for 2021 TASA School Board Awards

Region 1 – Mission CISD Board of Trustees, Carol Perez, nominating superintendent

Region 2 – San Diego ISD Board of Trustees, Rodrigo H. Pena, nominating superintendent

Region 4 – Tomball ISD Board of Trustees, Martha Salazar-Zamora, nominating superintendent

Region 5 – Newton ISD Board of Trustees, Michelle Barrow, nominating superintendent

Region 6 – Splendora ISD Board of Trustees, Jeff Burke, nominating superintendent

Region 7 (large district category) – Longview ISD Board of Trustees, James Wilcox, nominating superintendent

Region 7 (small district category) – Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees, Rebecca Bain, nominating superintendent

Region 10 – Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees, Marc Smith, nominating superintendent

Region 11 – Aledo ISD Board of Trustees, Susan Bohn, nominating superintendent

Region 13 – Hays CISD Board of Trustees, Eric Wright, nominating superintendent

Region 15 – San Felipe Del Rio CISD Board of Trustees, Carlos H. Rios, nominating superintendent

Region 16 – Gruver ISD Board of Trustees, Wade Calloway, nominating superintendent

Region 18 – Ector County ISD Board of Trustees, Scott Muri, nominating superintendent

Region 19 – Clint ISD Board of Trustees, Juan Martinez, nominating superintendent

Region 20 – Somerset ISD Board of Trustees, Saul Hinojosa, nominating superintendent

TASA Members

Texas school superintendents who are TASA members and meet other criteria may nominate their boards of trustees for the TASA School Board Awards. Committees of TASA members organized by Texas’ regional education service centers review the nominations and select up to two school boards for consideration for the state-level awards: one with fewer than 1,000 students and one with 1,000 or more students.

The TASA School Board Awards Program was established in 1971 to recognize the dedication and service of school boards that make a positive impact on the schoolchildren of Texas.

TASA is the professional association for Texas school superintendents and other administrators. The mission of the organization, which focuses on professional learning, advocacy and member engagement, is to promote, provide, and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students.