Spring ISD Trustee Donald Davis
HOUSTON – Aug. 15, 2018 – The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has announced the members of its 2019 Leadership TASB Class, naming Spring ISD Trustee Donald Davis as one of only 36 school board members statewide invited to join the program this year.
In extending the invitation to Davis for the 2018-19 cohort, TASB Executive Director James B. Crow and TASB Board President Teresa Flores wrote, “Leadership TASB was developed and designed for school board members by school board members as part of TASB’s ongoing commitment to provide visionary leadership to Texas school boards.”
Members of Leadership TASB are chosen by a committee made up of prior program graduates. Entering the program this fall, Davis will join a select group of school board members representing 16 of the 20 education regions in Texas.
Through a series of multi-day sessions and site visits spread out through the program year – beginning in September and concluding at TASB’s Summer Leadership Institute next June – participants will develop their personal leadership skills while deepening their understanding of school governance in Texas. Presentations by experts in both education and business will be complemented by visits to high-performing school campuses and innovative education programs around the state.
“It’s an honor to be selected as a member of the 2019 Leadership TASB Class,” Davis said. “I’m grateful for the chance to join with the other members of the group as we explore how we as school board members can better serve the needs of students in our home districts. The knowledge I gain as part of this program will benefit the Spring community and those who live and learn here.”
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Leadership TASB program was developed to strengthen connections between local school boards while providing opportunities for individual trustee leadership development and training. According to former TASB President Patti Clapp, who oversaw the program’s development and launch, the goal was to help “develop board members as true trustees, ones who accept the responsibility to look at the big picture, to be aware of how their decisions affect other districts in the state.”
Elected to the district’s board in November 2015, Davis sits on Position 6 and currently serves as Board Secretary. After retiring as a captain from the U.S. Army, Davis went on to spend more than 15 years as an educator in Spring ISD, and he is the former director of Westfield High School’s award-winning Army JROTC program. He also serves on the Spring ISD Education Foundation board of directors.