TABSE Monthly

December 2017

Dr. Kimberly McLeod, TABSE President

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President's Message

Happy Holidays TABSE,

We have plenty to be thankful for as we go into the new year.

1. Our Houston Affiliate has been growing forward in spite of Hurricane Harvey.

2. The Conference venue hotel sustained more considerable hurricane damage and will not be ready by conference time, but the Hyatt Regency, our venue from last year is ready to accommodate us.

3. For two years in a row TABSE has had two superintendents that have made it as finalists for TASA Superintendent of the year. This year we celebrated Drs. LaTonya Goffney and Thomas Randle with Dr. Goffney snatching the state title.

4. We have so many promotions to central office and superintendent positions that have gone through the TABSE pipeline.

5. Our affiliates are stronger than they have ever been before and are gaining strength through the Council of Affiliate Presidents at lighting speed.

6. TEPI has produced it’s first group of fellows with one of them snagging a board position for Alief ISD!

7. TASA is strengthening TABSE’s presence with lots of coverage at the midwinter conference.

8. TEPI is organizing as an independent board under TABSE with Dr. Bailey serving as chair

9. ….and much, much more.

TABSE we have R.I.S.E.N. We are stronger together than we are alone. Let’s keep moving forward as we change the condition of education for children of African descent for Texas. We are the civil rights leaders for education in Texas.

In service with you,

Kimberly McLeod, Ed.D.

TABSE President

TABSE Board Meeting

Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

TABSE 2018 Conference Updates


The Omni Houston Galleria Hotel has sustained much more extensive hurricane damage than initially known. Unfortunately, the hotel will not be able to host our February conference. The Conference has been relocated to the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, USA, 77002. All hotel reservations made at the Omni Hotel has been canceled and you must make hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Click Here to Make Your Reservation Today!

We look forward to a successful conference on February 22 – 25, 2018!


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Affiliate Call to Action: Align and Strengthen

Remember to focus on these for initiatives for the 2017-2018 year:

1. Teacher of the Year Recognition (Spring)

2. Activity for Professional Development (Fall)

3. Activity for Community and Youth Development

4. Activity for Networking Members

Affiliates that meet these goals will be recognized at the conference in February.

Taking Care of Business

All Affiliate Dues should be paid.

Please follow the link below for more information about affiliate due dates and other pertinent forms you may need. If you aren't able to find a form that you need, please let us know at

No Excuses, Just Results!

Affiliate Stimulus Grants are available for those affiliates that need additional support. Remember, we serve together. Funds are limited, but they are available.

If your affiliate needs help, click on the link below to apply for grant funds to support you in reaching your 4 objectives.

However, one of the best ways to earn funds for your affiliate to is get involved with our biggest fundraiser of the year, our annual conference. Please review the conference proceeds distribution plan at the link below.

Texas Educational Policy Institute (TEPI)

The interim board members for TEPI are:

TEPI Founding Board Member Chair: Dr. Elaine Bailey (will also serve on TABSE board as a liaison between the two entities)
TEPI Founding Board Member: Carla Windfont
TEPI Founding Board Member: Aisha Davis
TEPI Founding Board Member: Melvin Guider

Ex-offico founders that do not serve on the board include Dr. Kimberly McLeod, Dr. Colina Poullard, Georgia Pérez and Phyllis Williams. The founders will establish policies that will govern this body.

On the legislative edge

Recording Secretary - Mrs. Mary (Mae) Olison

At the 2017 NABSE conference in New Orleans Mae Olison was nominated and elected to serve as the Southwest Regional representative for NABSE. Congratulations Mae, we know you will serve us well.

TEPI Fellow- Aicha Davis

A HUGE Congratulations to Ms. Aicha Davis!!! She filed to run on the Democratic ballot for Texas State Board of Education, Dist 13 (DFW).
She is the 1st TEPI 2017 Fellow to run for State Office.
We are so very proud of you Ms. Aicha Davis !!!

Congratulations are in order!

Words of Wisdom

We've asked leaders from around the state to give us words they live by in order to better support you.

Here are a few quotes we've received:

"Inspect what you expect."

"To lead is to serve."

"Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted."

If you would like to submit a quote that you live by, please send to

Affiliate Activities

Some of our affiliates are hosting holiday networking activities, please see the attached flyers!

Executive Board Members

TABSE Executive Board

Dr. Kimberly McLeod


Dr. David Harris


Dr. Michael D. McFarland

Immediate Past President

Phyllis Williams

Executive Director

Mary Olison

Recording Secretary

Dr. Colina C. Poullard


Dr. Chris Pichon

Financial Secretary

Dr. Dawn DuBose

Correspondence Secretary

Spencer Hughes


Dr. Jennifer Butcher


Lindy Perkins