Aransas County Independent School District Board Vice President Cindy Robbins joined 34 school board members from across Texas Sept. 27-29 at the kickoff session of the Leadership Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) class of 2019.

Selected by the TASB, the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. The trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations from 114 to 215,408, which 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 Austin, 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.

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