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Congratulations to Theresa Gray and Dr. Jennifer Goodman, TCSA Teacher and Leader of the Year!

Congratulations to Theresa Gray and Dr. Jennifer Goodman, TCSA Teacher and Leader of the Year!

Congratulations to Theresa Gray, a high school teacher from the Harmony School of Innovation-Katy, who was named the Texas Charter School Teacher of the Year last Wednesday at the Texas Charter School Association 2019 Conference. 

 Gray teaches a variety of courses, including U.S. History, Government, Economics, Entrepreneurship, as well as a Career and Technical Education […]

November 6th, 2019|Categories: Conference||
Bruce Marchand Ed.D.

TCSA Conference Thank You and More New Training!

TCSA Conference Thank You and More New Training!

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2019 TCSA Conference!  We had a record crowd of over 1700 attendees and an extremely high level of engagement from our attendees, whether it was in attendance at breakout sessions, prowling the exhibit hall, or enjoying the 80’s prom with the Spazmatics!                                    

While it’s fresh on your mind, […]

Bruce Marchand Ed.D.

Important Sessions presented by TEA Staff at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Important Sessions presented by TEA Staff at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Several significant changes to the rules surrounding growth and expansion as well as charter school application and waitlist requirements have come about as the result of legislation passed in the recent 86th legislative session.  TCSA has been working with TEA charter division staff to provide schools […]

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Conference, Legal, Member Services, Opportunities, TEA, Training||
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Fostering Great Governance and Effective Leadership Systems at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Fostering Great Governance and Effective Leadership Systems at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Two of the important conference breakout strands emphasize training in effective governance as well as developing school and network leadership systems. Here’s a sampling of breakout sessions in these two strands:

Why is Good Charter School Governance so Difficult? presented by Mike Mizzoni of BoardOnTrack – Monday, October 28 – 10:45 a.m.

Great boards are well-staffed […]

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Two Important Webinars for Charter Leaders

Two Important Webinars for Charter Leaders

We are excited to add two new important webinars to our training offerings this summer.  On Thursday, August 1stat 10:00 a.m. please plan to join us for 86thLegislature Update for Charter Leaders.  As you know, a number of bills in addition to HB3 were signed into law as a result of actions of […]

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Conference, Member Services, Training||
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Professional Training Opportunities at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Professional Training Opportunities at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Don’t you wish there could be a one-stop shop to receive excellent professional training, earn Commissioner Credit hours, listen to inspiring speakers, learn about the latest educational tools, and enjoy world-class accommodations and food?  Stop wishing – you can get all of that and more at the 2019 TCSA Conference October 28th-30th in […]

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Nominate an Outstanding Charter School Teacher or Leader for TCSA Teacher and Leader of the Year Awards!

Nominate an Outstanding Charter School Teacher or Leader for TCSA Teacher and Leader of the Year Awards!

The deadline for 2019 TCSA Teacher of the Year and Leader of the Year nominations is July 15th, 2019.  TOTY and LOTY awardees will each receive:

  • An award of $1,000;
  • A free registration to the 2019 Texas Charter Schools Conference where they will receive recognition during the awards ceremony;
  • A prepared media statement for the awardee’s use; […]
May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Conference||
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New TCSA Member Council Format!

New TCSA Member Council Format!

TCSA received helpful feedback from member schools earlier this year in regards to scheduling Member Council meetings. Many of our member schools indicated that traveling to Austin for a meeting was often challenging for school leaders with their busy schedules and the difficulty of being away from their organization for a day or two.

Based […]

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2018 TCSA Leadership Election Results

2018 TCSA Leadership Election Results

With the our annual Texas Charter Schools Conference, TCSA Membership Drive, and our 2018 Leadership Election wrapping up, it has been a busy few months at TCSA! We appreciate everyone’s time and participation in the elections. We would also like to thank the all of candidates for their involvement. Congratulations to the seven new […]

October 31st, 2018|Categories: Conference, Voting||
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The Inaugural Teacher Advocate Leaders for 2018-2019 Announced

The Inaugural Teacher Advocate Leaders for 2018-2019 Announced

TALs

Twelve teachers (six men and six women) have been selected from over 50 applicants for the 2018-2019 class of the Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute (TALI).  TALI gives teachers the opportunity to connect with policy and advocacy experts, strengthen their leadership skills, and learn how […]

October 31st, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Conference, Opportunities||