TASA Executive Superintendent Stephanie Arterbury is retiring from her work with TASA as of September 30, and we at TASA wish her every happiness!
A pioneer among Texas school leaders, Stephanie served as Sheldon ISD’s first female superintendent — a position she held for the final 10 years of her 30-year career with the district. When she retired from Sheldon in 2004, then-TASA Executive Director Johnny L. Veselka asked her if she’d serve as a member service representative for the association.
Since then, Stephanie has brought her passion for TASA and public education to her job supporting TASA members — first as a member services representative then more recently as an executive superintendent. She has always encouraged members to call her day or night when they needed to talk through a new program or if they just needed to vent.
“Stephanie will be greatly missed by all of us at TASA and by our members,” said TASA Executive Director Kevin Brown. “One of the keys to her distinguished, trail-blazing career is that Stephanie is a servant leader. She quietly goes about selflessly supporting people in both big and small ways. As a TASA executive superintendent, Stephanie has always maintained close relationships with TASA members and service center staff. She frequently shares her wisdom in very kind and supportive ways, and she has impeccable integrity. Her hard work, positive attitude, humility, intelligence, and knowledge will be missed so much. We are losing a great one from our ranks, and we wish her a long, happy, well-deserved retirement!”