Tobias was elected to the vice presidency of the Board in May 2017.
Hays Consolidated Independent School District is pleased to announce that Board of Trustees Vice President Teresa Tobias has been accepted into two respected and renowned leadership programs – the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Leadership TASB program and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Regional Governance Policy Institute.
Both programs are designed to help participants develop advanced skills that can result in improved outcomes for school districts.
“It is an honor to have a Board member selected to either of these programs. To have a Board member selected to both is a tremendous point-of-pride for the district and a win for our students and teachers,” said Hays CISD Public Information Officer Tim Savoy. “As a public school system, our district depends on the participation of community members who volunteer to seek election and serve on the school board. The district belongs to the public and the public oversees the policymaking in the district through its elected officials.”
Leadership TASB is a unique board development program designed to take experienced board members to a new level of service and leadership by exposing them to a variety of issues, people, activities, and locations during a year-long program. Nationally-known speakers and experts in education and business address themes such as teamwork, trusteeship, equity, diversity, and visionary leadership. The program is composed of multiple sessions held among a cohort group of 28 to 36 participants each year. Class members are selected for demonstrated leadership in their local district and communities, and for their representation of the diversity of Texas school districts.
The NALEO Governance Policy Institute is a focused event that allows school board member attendees an opportunity to learn best practices and to exchange policies and ideas around the most effective ways to address pressing educational issues at the local school board level. Participants enhance their leadership and governance skills at the event and leave better able to develop effective public policy around the issue of improving educational experiences for students and families.
Tobias was first elected to the Hays CISD Board of Trustees in 2014. She and her family have a rich tradition of involvement with schools in the district and deep ties to the community. Her father-in-law, Rosalio Tobias, is the namesake for Tobias Elementary School.
“I pride myself on being a lifelong learner and I encourage everyone to embrace education,” said Tobias. “You are never too old or too young to learn something new. My family has a legacy of learning and I am committed to continuing that tradition. I’m proud of Hays CISD because we aren’t content with just meeting minimum standards. We want the best for our students and we work hard to achieve that goal.”
Tobias was elected to the vice presidency of the Board in May 2017. Prior to that, she served as the secretary of the Board for two years.