As we flow into my favorite time of year, when the earth’s new life springs forth and the water’s temperature increases fishing action, my thoughts turn to the many events occurring in TESA.
TESA is teeming with activities such as preparations carry on for the 2019 Summer Work Conference (SWC), “Hooked on Professional Development,” in Bryan/College Station, June 17-20. This is where TESA members will attend dynamic professional development, including TESA’s STEM sessions. The STEM Committee is continuing its quest to enlist members seeking to become STEM Consultants by offering Consultant Training as well as diligently planning the schedule of classes for Summer Work Conference. Registration information is coming in the very near future on the TESA website.
Awards/Scholarship/Journalist Committee members are actively seeking nominations for our prestigious Administrator of the Year and Nelda Van Dyke Employee of the Year awards; and member, member-dependents and technology scholarship recipients to be presented in June at SWC. The Nominations Committee spearheaded a fantastic ballot of candidates for the 2019-2020 Executive Board to serve with Marie Enax as the 2019-2020 President. Be sure to exercise your right to vote and consider volunteering in the future.
Our Membership and Affiliates Committees are relentless in their efforts to recruit new and returning members encouraging participation in this magnificent organization and to take advantage of everything TESA has to offer support staff personnel.
The Area Workshop Committee excitedly announces the Garland ESSA Area Workshop on March 23 and registration information is now on the website, tesatexas.org, under the Events/Workshop tab. This definitely is a great offering of professional development sessions and a time to enjoy networking with members from across the state. Speaking of the website, the Web Advisor and TESA Connection Newsletter Committee are busily preparing their respective entries for the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) awards competition with the results announced at the annual conference in July.
TESA is an association that has a place for everyone to be a part of this great team, with opportunities to increase knowledge and skills; to step out of comfort zones and to engage leadership positions; to meet the most fantastic para-educators and collect tips and tricks helpful in the workplace; and most importantly - to Believe, Bless and Become the best we can be for the children we serve each day.
Looking forward to family time, spring fishing, attending TESA events and meeting you – our phenomenal TESA members.
With a very grateful heart,
Darcy Blackstock, CEOP
TESA President, 2018-2019