Dr. Patricia Nation

Tyler ISD trustee Dr. Patricia Nation has earned the designation of Master Trustee through Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School

Boards (TASB). Fellow Master Trustee and Tyler ISD Trustee Aaron Martinez presented Dr. Nation with a certificate to recognize her accomplishment at the Tyler ISD Board of Trustees October meeting.

“It has been an honor to participate with a group of men and women statewide who serve their communities in the role of Trustees of their local public school district,” Dr. Nation said. “This cohort overcame the pandemic, hurricanes and floods through innovative learning experiences.”

Upon graduating, 2019-2020 Leadership TASB graduates join the ranks of more than 900 school board members statewide who are Leadership TASB alumni, including Tyler ISD Trustees Rev. Fritz Hager and Martinez. Participants who complete all required elements of the study program earn Master Trustee status, the highest designation recognized by TASB. The 2020 Leadership TASB class represents Texas school districts of all sizes and property wealth.

“Through in-depth discussions, problem-solving sessions, and observations, we learned from one another how to more effectively advocate for public education as well as ways to meet the unique, always evolving needs of students throughout the state,” Dr. Nation said. “It has been a privilege to be a part of Leadership TASB with a professional group of men and women who have such passion for success for all Texas students.”

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 5.43 million public school students.

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