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TASA Announces Regional Nominees for 2019 Outstanding School Board

07.16.2019 — Thirteen Texas school district boards of trustees have been selected as regional nominees for the 2019 TASA School Board Awards. The regional nominees for 2019 Outstanding School Board of the Year are:

  • Region 1 – Harlingen CISD Board of Trustees, Art Cavazos, nominating superintendent
  • Region 2 (large district) – Beeville ISD Board of Trustees, Marc Puig, nominating superintendent
  • Region 2 (small district) – Premont ISD Board of Trustees, Steve VanMatre, nominating superintendent
  • Region 4 – Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees, DeeAnn Powell, nominating superintendent
  • Region 5 – Bridge City ISD Board of Trustees, Todd Lintzen, nominating superintendent
  • Region 7 – Tyler ISD Board of Trustees, Marty Crawford, nominating superintendent
  • Region 10 – Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees, JJ Villarreal, nominating superintendent
  • Region 11 – Denton ISD Board of Trustees, Jamie Wilson, nominating superintendent
  • Region 12 – Copperas Cove ISD Board of Trustees, Joe Burns, nominating superintendent
  • Region 13 – Giddings ISD Board of Trustees, Roger Dees, nominating superintendent
  • Region 16 – Canyon ISD Board of Trustees, Darryl Flusche, nominating superintendent
  • Region 17 – Frenship ISD Board of Trustees, Michelle McCord, nominating superintendent
  • Region 20 – Boerne ISD Board of Trustees, Thomas Price, nominating superintendent

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.


TASA’s School Board Awards Committee will meet in late July to select up to five of the nominated boards to be recognized as Honor Boards. Those finalists will be interviewed at the TASA/TASB Convention in Dallas September 20-22, and one will be named Outstanding School Board of the Year during that event.


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.