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Carbone kicks off Leadership TASB program

CarbonePearland Independent School District Board of Trustees member Crystal Carbone joined 35 other school board members statewide Sept. 24-26 for the kickoff of the Leadership TASB class of 2022.

Organized by the Texas Association of School Boards, Leadership TASB is a yearlong education leadership study program.

Participating trustees represent districts of all demographics, with student populations ranging from 254 to 227,904.

Participants who complete all program requirements will graduate with “master trustee” status -- the highest designation recognized by TASB.

Meeting in conjunction with the Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB convention in Dallas, Carbone and other trustees participated in sessions on effective leadership and team building and attended the TASB Delegate Assembly, the association’s annual business meeting.

Other Leadership TASB sessions will be held in Austin in November, Corpus Christi in February, Longview 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 Lance Botkin, Rebecca Decker and former trustee Virgil Gant.