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Botkin completes Leadership TASB Session 2

Pearland Independent School District Board of Trustees Secretary Lance Botkin is working toward “master trustee” status from the Texas Association of School Boards

A member of the Leadership TASB class of 2016, Botkin will earn TASB’s highest designation after successfully completing the yearlong education leadership study program. 

From Nov. 17-19, Botkin joined 34 other Texas school board members for the second session of Leadership TASB.

Meeting in San Antonio, trustees listened to featured speaker Mark Elberfeld, president of the Gabriel Center for Servant-Leadership in Atlanta, GA.

In addition, Botkin and other participants toured schools in Uvalde CISD and Knippa ISD.

Other Leadership TASB sessions for Austin in February, McAllen in April, and Fort Worth in June.

Each session has a unique theme that builds on previous sessions and features nationally-recognized experts in leadership development and education. In addition, teams work throughout the year on extended learning assignments between meetings.

Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has more than 800 graduates to date.

TASB, a nonprofit association established in 1949, serves local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly-elected officials in the state, with the districts they represent serving more than 5.3 million public school students.

Pearland ISD master trustees include President Rebecca Decker and former trustee Virgil Gant.