Irving ISD Board Vice President A.D. Jenkins has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). 

The 2024 Leadership TASB class, composed of 33 school board members from across the state, represents Texas school districts of all sizes and property wealth. Participants who completed all required elements of the study program earned Master Trustee status; the highest designation recognized by TASB.

The Leadership TASB class met in conjunction with TASB’s Summer Leadership Institute held June 19-22 in Fort Worth. More than 1,000 new and veteran school leaders attended the Institute and received extensive training on every facet of effective board governance, heard keynote addresses from renowned education experts, and picked up valuable ideas from district showcases and networking opportunities.

As part of the program, Leadership TASB participants researched five specific critical issues in Texas public education. During the fifth and final session of the Summer Leadership Institute, school board members in the 2023-2024 Leadership TASB class made presentations of their team’s findings following yearlong research. 

After the graduation ceremony June 22, Leadership TASB participants joined the ranks of more than 1,000 school board members statewide who are Leadership TASB alumni.

TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.5 million public school students.