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Fourteen Texas school district boards of trustees have been selected as regional nominees for the 2024 TASA School Board Awards. The regional nominees for 2024 Outstanding School Board of the Year are:

Region Nominee Nominating Superintendent
1 Donna ISD Board of Trustees Angela Dominguez
2 (large district) Corpus Christi ISD Board of Trustees Roland Hernandez
2 (small district) Ricardo ISD Board of Trustees Gina Garza
4 Klein ISD Board of Trustees Jenny McGown
5 Nederland ISD Board of Trustees Stuart Kieschnick
6 Bellville ISD Board of Trustees Nicole Poenitzsch
7 Marshall ISD Board of Trustees Richele Langley
8 Como-Pickton CISD Board of Trustees Greg Bower
9 Burkburnett ISD Board of Trustees Brad Owen
10 Grand Prairie ISD Board of Trustees Linda Ellis
11 Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees Kimberley Cantu
13 Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees Steven Snell
16 Wellington ISD Board of Trustees Kurt Ashmore
20 Marion ISD Board of Trustees Don Beck

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 (small district category) and one with 1,000 or more students (large district category).

TASA’s School Board Awards Committee will meet virtually in late July to select up to five of the nominated boards to be recognized as Honor Boards. Those finalists will be interviewed in San Antonio at txEDCON24 TASA | TASB Convention on September 27, and the 2024 Outstanding School Board will be announced during the general session later that day.

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.