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On May 8, 2022, we here in the United States celebrate Mother's Day. Mothers around the world are to be celebrated everyday for their nurturing, caring, strong, intelligent and supportive qualities that they demonstrate routinely, without fanfare and parades. To all TABSE mothers, we gentlemen acknowledge you and say thank you and WE Love you!


National Teacher Appreciation Week

The first week of May (1-7), 2022, is National Teacher Appreciation Week. You all, as educators, are recognized for your year long love and care which you exude to your students and/or colleagues. The national recognition is only a small token of appreciation which educators deserve. During the height of the Covid pandemic crisis, when students were virtually home taught, parents received real clear pictures of what teachers endure and master daily in the classrooms of 20 or more students on a daily basis. Thank you all for your dedication and love of students and their success. You are truly appreciated and thanked for your commitment to educating our future leaders.
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Happy Memorial Day to all veterans and thank you for your service to the United States

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Galveston Area Relaunch Meet & Greet

The Galveston area had a Meet & Greet on April 1, 2022, and a tremendous meeting with the Galveston County to relaunch and reorganize a Galveston affiliate. There was great attendance and engagement. Two board members were in attendance from Texas City and a city council member from Galveston, and all pledged their support. It was agreed upon to relaunch the affiliate as the Gulf Coast Area Alliance of Black School Educators. Marcus Higgs has agreed to lead the establishment of this new affiliate. If you know Mr. Marcus Higgs or other educators in the Gulf Coast area, please give them a call, text or email and pledge your support. TABSE welcomes the Gulf Coast Area Alliance of Black School Educators.


The Shoulders We Stand On

Someone You Should Know

Dr. J. David Bowick

Dr. J. David Bowick taught in Philadelphia, Pa prior to moving to Los Angeles, California. He was principal of Manual Arts High School and an accomplished and respected educator as reported by his peers and students. His student population was 2,400 students and 300 staff members. Manual Arts High School had seven buildings on a 16-acre campus. It is reported that he believed "You can't run an inner city school from behind a desk tucked away in an office". He also believed that there were extra problems with minority schools that require a greater sensitivity and a more than 9 to 5 effort. Dr. Bowick received his Master's degree in Liturgical Music from USC. and later received his Ph. D in school administration at Claremont University in California.

Dr. Bowick, after leaving Los Angeles, moved to Houston, Texas, where he joined the Houston Independent School District in the capacity of Deputy Superintendent for Human Resources. He was in charge of the the fifth largest educational Human Resources Department in the country. He was responsible for restructuring the department and training administrators in new procedures for interviewing and hiring employees throughout the school district. During his years in Houston, he was named the first president of TABSE, as the organization formed in 1986, following the NABSE National Conference in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Bowick left Houston after a short and successful period and moved to the East Coast it is reported, but contact with him was lost following his departure from Houston. His leadership qualities were obviously some of the reasons he served as the first TABSE president. No other information could be obtained concerning Dr. J. David Bowick, for purposes of further highlighting his impressive educational career.

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Dr. J. David Bowick

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Did You Know ?

Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Mrs. Anna Goode Jones on her nomination to the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association Hall of Honor/Hall of Fame. Mrs. Jones was a member of the 1955 State Championship Class 1A basketball team from George Washington Carver High School in Sweeny, Texas.

Mrs. Jones has been a member of HAABSE and TABSE since 1993 and was the HAABSE/TABSE Office Manager from 1995 until 2020. She was for many years the Retired Educator Coordinator for HAABSE and also hosted several TABSE volunteer hospitality worker areas during the TABSE Annual State Conferences.

Mrs. Anna Goode Jones will be honored during the 43rd Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association induction on July 23, 2022, at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport Hotel. Congratulations to Mrs. Jones on her induction into the Hall of Fame.

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Trustee Election Honor

Dr. Thomas Randle

The Trustees of The George Foundation recently elected TABSE member and Founder, Dr. Thomas Randle, to serve as Trustee for a ten-year term effective April 1, 2022. Dr. Randle replaces outgoing Trustee John Null, who was first appointed to the board in 2008 and served a total of 13 years. “The Board of Trustees is excited to bring Dr. Thomas’ strong leadership, extensive experience, and community-focused approach to continue the pursuit of the Foundation’s mission". The George Foundation invests in Fort Bend County, Texas to enhance their community and the quality of life of those in need. Through grants to local nonprofits and scholarship opportunities for aspiring local students, the Foundation strives to positively impact the lives of their neighbors.

Dr. Randle is originally from Brenham, Texas and spent his entire professional career impacting students as a teacher, professor, administrator, and superintendent over an illustrious 44 years in public education. Dr. Randle began his career as an agriculture teacher in Sweeny ISD and moved on to serve in a variety of leadership and administrative roles with Conroe ISD before going to LaMarque ISD to lead the district for six years as superintendent. In 2001, Dr. Randle was appointed Superintendent of Schools for Lamar CISD and served the district with distinction over the next twenty years until his retirement in 2021.


Texas Association of School Administrators

At its March 23, 2022, meeting, the TASA Executive Committee ratified the election of Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney as the 2022-23 TASA president-elect. She currently serves as the 2021-22 TASA vice president. Congratulations to Dr. Goffney and TABSE supports her in her new and most current assignment.

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PVAMU announces Dr. Tyrone Tanner as new Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Tyrone Tanner has served as Interim Dean of Graduate Studies since June of 2021, in addition to his role as Executive Director at the Northwest Houston Center (NWHC). Over the last year, he has supported the University in its strategy to reach R2 (Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity) status, supported increased graduate student enrollment for Fall 2021, expanded faculty eligible to participate in student dissertation and thesis research, and has strengthened existing external partnerships and established new ones.

Given his performance and the need to have a fully engaged graduate dean over this area because of our new R2 status, Dr. Tyrone Tanner will assume leadership as Prairie View A&M University, Dean of Graduate Studies effective April 15, 2022. It will be incredibly important that the University continue to award at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees each year as an R2 institution. His focused attention will ensure the quality and number of those degrees.

As Dean of Graduate Studies, he will serve as the chief administrative officer of the graduate studies unit. Major responsibilities include planning, advancement, and assessment of programs and services; oversight of fiscal resources and personnel productivity; enrollment support and growth; research productivity of graduate students; image building; fundraising; and interpretation and initiation of procedures, rules and guidelines for both students and faculty. He will also carry a faculty role as part of this assignment.

Please join in welcoming him into his role as PVAMU Dean of Graduate Studies. He will continue to serve as Executive Director of the NWHC until June 1, 2022.


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Reconnect 4 Excellence Summer Conference

HAABSE, July 7-9, 2022, Moody Gardens, Galveston, Tx
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Attendee Registration

Early Bird Registration: Member 01


+ $10.16 fee

Sales end on May 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Early Bird Registration: Non-member


+ $12.68 fee

Sales end on May 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Regular Registration: Member


+ $13.94 fee

Sales start on May 7, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Regular Registration: Non-member


+ $16.47 fee

Sales start on May 7, 2022 at 12:00 AM


Summer Vacation

The school year is about to come to a close. Students have achieved various levels of achievement through the efforts of many hard working, caring, dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff personnel. The results of your efforts will impact on students as they continue to grow, learn and experience the world around them. The Covid 19 pandemic, vaccinations, national election headlines, and war, were all areas that hampered schools from being allowed to concentrate solely on the students growth and academic development. Despite the challenges, educators once again gave there best to their students in attempts to see them succeed.

During the summer months, spend some time to physically and mentally debrief from the year as you enjoy a welcomed and well deserved summer vacation.

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