Wylie ISD’s Board of Trustees has been selected as the Region 10 nominee for the 2015 Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Outstanding School Board. This award recognizes the Board’s commitment to their students and the Wylie community.
“This honor reflects the board’s commitment to doing what’s best for all children in Wylie ISD,” said Barbara Goss, board president. “In every decision we make, every vote we take, we ask ourselves ‘is this what I would want for my child?’ When you look at the incredible successes we have had over the past four or five years you realize how special Wylie ISD is. But none of it would have been possible without the trust and support of the community. Every student, teacher and parent shares in this award.”
The nomination process involves collecting and submitting materials that illustrate excellence in 10 different areas, ranging from maintaining a cohesive board to adhering to board policies. These materials are then compiled and presented as a book to the selection committee. Wylie ISD submitted their 60-page entry in June.
Dr. David Vinson, Wylie ISD superintendent, nominated the board for this honor.
“There are public servants and there are politicians. This board is made up of dedicated, humble public servants who truly put the needs of our kids and our staff first,” said Dr. Vinson. “This board does their homework, asks the right questions, and then acts in unity to move us forward.”
The Wylie ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven elected members. The current board members are: Barbara Goss, board president; Lance Goff, board vice-president; Heather Leggett, board secretary; and members Stacie Gooch, Mitch Herzog, Joe Stooksberry and Tom Westhora.
As the Region 10 Honor Board, Wylie ISD advances to the state level where they will be judged against boards from the other 20 regions. At the end of August TASA’s School Board Awards Committee will meet and announce the top five finalists. These finalists will then continue on to be interviewed in Austin at the TASA Convention in October, and one will be named Outstanding School Board of the Year.
“We look forward to sharing our story and the Wylie Way at the state level,” added Goss.
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