TALAS E-newsletter – March 21

Posted on March 21st, 2019
It’s recruitment season!
Remember to keep connected to TALAS – join TALAS at https://www.tasanet.org/domain/324
Career Opportunities
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Texas Association of School Administrators http://careercenter.tasanet.org/job_list.php
Hazard, Young, Attea Associates https://hyasearch.com/browse-jobs /
Bilingual Teachers Are in Short Supply. How Can Schools Cultivate Their Own?
The national shortage of multilingual educators has caught the eye of Congress and led school districts to travel overseas and off the U.S. mainland to fill vacancies or newly created positions. Now, a Washington-based think tank has released a guide to help school districts and states that want to identify, develop, and hire bilingual educators in their own communities. 

Socorro ISD’s Lujan-Chavez Little Free Library encourages reading, sharing
Lujan-Chavez Elementary placed a Little Free Library outside of its doors to encourage reading, sharing and supplying the community with free books. “We’ve wanted a Little Free Library for a long time, and we are very proud to finally have one available for our community of readers,” said Lisa Lopez, Lujan-Chavez Elementary librarian. “There are so many benefits to a Little Free Library, starting with kids being able to get books at any time of the day.”
Confused by terms in the immigration debate? Here are some popular ones defined
Immigration has been one of the leading issues in the news in recent years. However, with immigration comes a host of terms, some of which might be unfamiliar. Here are definitions for several often-used immigration-related terms.
Future of San Marcos CISD central office in limbo as board remains divided
A lively debate in February among the San Marcos CISD board of trustees revealed a dais deeply divided on where to put the district’s new central administration office. The board voted 4-3 on Feb. 18 to postpone choosing the location for a new central administration office, as some trustees worried their votes would have long-lasting implications for future growth of the office as well as the preservation of the district’s South LBJ Drive property, where the old central administration building once stood.
How an Austin school district is preparing for VR, IoT and everything in-between
Kevin Schwartz, the technology officer for learning and systems at Austin Independent School District, is wary of his team becoming a “department of no,” an administration that refuses to take chances on emerging classroom technologies and ambitious teacher training. “If you don’t have that path to yes, teachers out of necessity will just go around to get to what they need without understanding the consequences,” Schwartz told EdScoop at South by Southwest EDU Conference last week in Austin, Texas.

 Tomball and Sheldon ISD’s noted
LAN Debuts Facilities Program Management Group for Education Clients
HOUSTON — Engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) recently announced the formal launch of its Facilities Program Management Business Group.

Officially launched on March 1st, the new endeavor will initially help K-12 clients implement all phases of a school bond program, including project identification, planning, design, construction and close-out. Over the next two to five years, the group will expand these services to clients in other markets such as higher education, federal and healthcare.

TALAS Board President Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora – Tomball ISD
Invites you to make plans to attend the TALAS Summer Conference in Austin, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.
This summer the TALAS Summer Conference is an opportunity for various Hispanic school administrator associations and groups in the state to come together and plan for the upcoming year and share opportunities for professional development and networking. The conference will begin with lunch on Saturday, June 22 and end with the President’s Lunch on Sunday, June 23. Additional information will be shared in the weeks ahead. Make sure to save the date and plan to attend!
Meet TALAS’ Board Members
TALAS Board Member Roland Hernandez, Superintendent, Corpus Christi ISD
Follow him on Twitter at: Dr. Roland Hernandez

TALAS Board Member Elizabeth Saenz, Deputy Superintendent of Academics and School Leadership, El Paso ISD. Follow her on Twitter at: Elizabeth Saenz@ESaenzEPISD
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