TALAS E-newsletter – May 23

Posted on May 23rd, 2019
Remember to register to join TALAS at the Summer Conference on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. Do it today!
It’s a great opportunity to network with district leaders.
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Posted – Corpus Christi ISD – Deputy Superintendent of Business and Support Services
The Deputy Superintendent of Business and Support Services, shall serve as the chief financial officer and is responsible for providing administration and operation of the overall business, financial and operations of the District, including all business services functions, finance, purchasing, maintenance and operations, human resources, transportation, and nutrition services.

The Deputy Superintendent of Business and Support Services will serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Executive Team, with a central role in school district planning and analysis of current programs, support systems and expenditures under the direction of the Superintendent.

California Calling? – LAUSD – Chief of School Culture, Climate and Safety
The Chief of School Culture, Climate, and Safety will be responsible for
overseeing and advising on the District-wide development, integration,
implementation, and evaluation of initiatives related to student and
school culture, climate and safety
Congratulations to Melissa Rodrigues in Austin ISD
Melissa Rodrigues was approved as the new Linder Elementary School principal by Austin ISD trustees May 20. A current Oak Hill Elementary School and former Govalle Elementary School assistant principal, Rodrigues has been with the district for 15 years, according to an AISD news release. Linder Elementary School is located at 2800 Metcalfe Road, Austin. 
Carroll HS principal Kelly Manlove leaves for private-sector job
Corpus Christi ISD to conduct interviews for new principal
Carroll High School will need to search for a new leader. Kelly Manlove, its principal the last six years, is leaving to take a position in the private sector, Corpus Christi Independent School District said in a news release late Tuesday.
George P. Bush stresses public service at Edinburg CISD event
Edinburg CISD Superintendent René Gutiérrez said he hoped students will “pursue their dreams and their goals that they have established.”
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush stressed the need for leadership and public service to the Edinburg school district’s top achieving students Tuesday morning at the McAllen Convention Center.

Bush delivered the keynote address to the seniors in the top 10% of their graduating class during an honor banquet. Students from all four high schools were present, receiving recognition, a plaque and tassel to symbolize their achievement.

Canutillo ISD partners with Project Vida for new healthcare center
The Canutillo community is getting greater access to healthcare thanks to a partnership between the Canutillo Independent School District and Project Vida health center.

Tuesday, they opened the Canutillo Northwest Health Center. The new center will provide convenient access to primary healthcare and behavioral health to patients of all ages. 
SAVE THE DATE – Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 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. Make plans now to attend!

Registration for the TALAS Preconference is only $75 (TALAS Members) or $150 (non-member) and can be paid on-site. For hotel information and more information about the UT / TASA Summer Conference please click on the link below.
United ISD’s music education program receives national recognition
United ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

Now in its 20th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Javier R. Vera, Director of Fine Arts, answered detailed questions about funding, music class participation, instruction time, facilities and support for the music programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

Career Opportunities
Begin your search…
Region 17 ESC http://jobs.esc17.net/
Texas Association of School Administrators
Texas Association of School Boards 
Arrow Educational Services Arrow Search Services
Hazard, Young, Attea Associates https://hyasearch.com/browse-jobs /
TASA Midwinter Conference Call for Proposals Open
We’re getting a head start on creating a program for the 2020 TASA Midwinter Conference that meets the needs of school leaders, and we need your help!

Do you have an idea or expertise to share? We’re interested in a variety of session formats, ranging from traditional presentations to open discussions, panels and workshops. We’re also looking for sessions that provide learning opportunities on the following topics:

MASBA Superheroes for Kids Scholarship Topgolf Tournament
Please join us for the MASBA Superheroes for Kids Scholarship Topgolf Tournament at Topgolf San Antonio. The event is free for Trustees, Superintendents, and their families. Please be sure to RSVP before June 7, 2019. Sponsors too RSVP using this registration form. 

MASBA – A Night of Cumbia and Merengue
And we’ll host our annual MASBA reception at SLI South on Friday, June 14, 8:00 p.m. to midnight, at the La Quinta San Antonio Riverwalk. This year, we’re hosting a cumbia & merengue night: We’ll provide the cumbia & merengue lessons, and you and your guests can enjoy fine food and drinks, interact with student artists, and dance to the beats of Houston’s Orquesta Mi Rumba. No registration is necessary. Bring your guests, and join us for an unforgettable evening!
ALAS is proud to accept applications for the ninth cohort of our premier leadership development program. We will reach an amazing number of 122 SLA alumni graduates in May. Our goal and vision to recruit, prepare and expand opportunities for emerging school-system leaders have been successful and we continue to offer an exclusive yearlong training institute that includes coaching, training, mentoring and support. Download the application for additional information on the Cohort IX schedule and submission guidelines. 
Deadline to Apply: Due May 31, 2019
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