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Master Trustee Pendill

Trustee Finalizes Leadership Training

Master Trustee Pendill (July 2018, Ft. Worth, Texas) - Community ISD trustee Jeff Pendill has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). During the fifth session, June 28–30, school board members in the 2017–18 Leadership TASB class made presentations of their team’s findings following yearlong research. Class participants researched critical issues related to assumed efforts to privatize Texas public education. The Leadership TASB class met in conjunction with TASB’s Summer Leadership Institute in Fort Worth. More than 1,000 new and veteran school leaders attended the Institute and received extensive training on every facet of effective board governance, heard keynote addresses from renowned education experts, and picked up valuable ideas from district showcases and networking opportunities. After the graduation ceremony June 29, Leadership TASB participants joined the ranks of more than 800 school board members statewide who are Leadership TASB alumni. The 2018 Leadership TASB class, composed of 30 school board members, represents Texas school districts of all sizes and property wealth. Participants who completed all required elements of the study program earned Master Trustee status, the highest designation recognized by TASB. Leadership TASB is sponsored in part by H-E-B. TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million public school students.

 


Local Trustee Participates in Leadership Program

 
Pendill presents at TASB (March 14, 2018 Austin, TX) – Jeff Pendill, trustee from Community ISD joined 29 other school board members from across Texas February 28–March 3 at the third of five sessions of the Leadership TASB class of 2018. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 158 to 98,688, and reflect a similar range of property wealth. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate this year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB.
 
Meeting in Galveston, the board members began their session by touring Texas City and Galveston ISDs. Featured speakers were Will Richardson, well-known author, educator, and reform leader, and Amy Lynch, a nationally recognized expert on generational differences. Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for El Paso, April 19–21, and Fort Worth, June 28–30. Each session has a unique theme that builds on the previous session and features nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education. Teams also
work throughout the year on extended learning assignments between meetings. Created in 1993,
Leadership TASB has more than 800 graduates to date.
 
TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million public school students.


Jeff Pendill Completes Second Step Toward Becoming Master Trustee

Jeff Pendill

(November 30, 2017 Austin, TX) – Jeff Pendill, trustee from Community ISD joined 30 other school board members from across Texas November 15-18 at the second session of the Leadership TASB class of 2018. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 184 to 83,270, and reflect a similar range of property wealth. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate next year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB.

Meeting in Odessa, the trustees heard featured speaker Lloyd B. Potter, PhD, Texas state demographer, whose presentation focused on current trends in the Texas population and how demographic shifts impact Texas school districts. Also during the session, the class visited Ector County ISD schools and learned how the district is implementing interventions to assist campuses with low academic performance ratings.

Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for Galveston, March 1-3; El Paso, April 19-21; and Fort Worth, June 28-30. Each session has a unique theme that builds on the previous session and features nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education. Teams also work throughout the year on extended learning assignments between meetings. Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has more than 800 graduates to date.


TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million public school students.


Local Trustee Participates in Leadership Program

pendill October 2017 - Jeff Pendill, trustee from Community ISD joined 30 other school board members from across Texas October 5-7 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2018. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program.

These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 184 to 83,270, and reflect a similar range of property wealth. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate next year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB. Meeting in conjunction with the Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB convention in Dallas, the trustees heard featured speaker Peter DeLisle. A recognized authority on leadership training, DeLisle focused on characteristics of effective leadership and team building. The second featured speaker was Debra Fine, a nationally known motivational speaker and author of The Fine Art of Small Talk.

Board members also received training at convention sessions and attended the TASB Delegate Assembly, the Association’s annual business meeting. Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for Odessa, November 16-18; Galveston, March 1-3; El Paso, April 19-21; and Forth Worth, June 28-30. Each session has a unique theme that builds on the previous session and features nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education. Teams also work throughout the year on extended learning assignments between meetings. Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has more than 800 graduates to date.

TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million public school students.