Transitioning into fall, I am reminded of cool crisp mornings spent on East Galveston Bay. Glorious times were spent enjoying the peaceful serenity of calm waters and active wildlife, somewhat reflecting our school seasons as well. While the weather is getting cooler and the waters may be calm, there are many activities of busy life occurring all around. TESA is no different!
The TESA Executive Board and Committee members have been attentively performing the work of the association and in doing so they have been able to bless our members with a variety of activities.
Our Area Workshop committee successfully assisted the Brazos Valley Educational Support Staff Association (BVESA) in hosting an outstanding TESA Area Workshop on October 20 for participants from across the state to engage in meaningful professional development. We recently received official notification from the Garland Educational Support Staff Association (GESSA) for a March 23, 2019 workshop and we have one additional association in the beginning stages.
The STEM Committee continues to be full steam ahead working with host districts and universities across the state to offer our exceptional STEM courses, creating clear concise information for re-certification placed on the website, and is hosting two Consultant Training events to recruit and develop new STEM Consultants.
The Membership and Affiliates Committee are contacting and recruiting members and local associations to renew or become an integral part of TESA. The TESA Connection Newsletter Committee has the fall issue completed and should appear on the website very soon. They have already begun to solicit local association news, feature articles and much more for the winter issue.
Your Summer Work Conference Committee is eagerly preparing to get you “Hooked on Professional Development” at the 2019 conference and will have more information coming to you. Keep trolling the TESA Website for this information as well as opportunities from the Awards/ Scholarships/Journalist Committee to recognize outstanding members and administrators along with scholarships for furthering your education.
As your President, along with President-Elect Marie Enax and the entire team of TESA, we believe in the philosophy of the organization’s sole purpose of promoting professional growth while rendering services to all facets of our membership. We are committed to continuing to Believe, Bless and Become with TESA as an organization and with all of the phenomenal men and women who share in belonging to this supportive professional educational team.
With a very grateful heart,
Darcy Blackstock, CEOP
TESA President, 2018-2019