Xavier Herrera, Board Secretary for the Stafford Municipal School District Board of Trustees, was one of approximately 34 School Board Trustees state-wide selected to participate in the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Leadership 2018 Class.
The trustees selected for the program will be part of a year-long education leadership study program. At the conclusion of the program, they will earn the designation of Master Trustee.
Herrera is only the second Stafford MSD trustee to be selected to the program and the first since 1995 when then-SMSD Board Secretary Joe Longoria was part of it.
The program represents a diverse group of trustees from rural, urban and suburban communities, with the districts ranging from 1,000 students to more than 150,000.
The class marks the 25th anniversary of the TASB Leadership Class. Over the past quarter-century, more than 800 trustees have graduated from the program. Earlier this year, Herrera was named to the Board of the Mexican American School Board Members Association.
TASB is a voluntary, non-profit 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 5.3 million public school students.