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President's Message

February 1, 2022

Dr. Benny Soileau (Huffman ISD)-TAMS President for 2022 and 2023

I am truly honored to serve as the next President of Texas Association of Midsize Schools.  I have enjoyed being a part of the growth of our organization through critical strategic partnerships with TARS and Moak-Casey and I will strive to ensure that these partnerships reach full potential. I am also proud that as we adapt, we never lose sight of our original mission, which is to protect and expand the midsize allotment.

The 87th legislative session proved to be a challenging one and the 88th will be as well.  Nevertheless, TAMS and TARS were able to work together to not only hold ground with the small/midsize allotment but were also able to expand it to include a more robust CTE component.

As we turn our attention to the 88th, we must strengthen our resolve to protect the MS Allotment and look to other inequities presented to our member districts due to the diseconomy of scale for small and midsize districts.

I look forward to the coming year as our Officers, Board and Executive Director, Greg Gibson work to create what we are referring to as TAMS 2.0.  A big component of the plan was recently announced when we added Dr. Jodi Duron (retiring Elgin ISD Superintendent) as our Associate Executive Director, beginning in fall of 2022.  I cannot wait for Dr. Duron to join Dr. Gibson in fulfilling our mission for TAMS.  They will make a great team and it gives me comfort to know they will be taking care of us.

Through all of this, you have my guarantee that we will not lose sight of our primary focus…serving you. I want to again thank you for the opportunity to serve and look forward to the next two years serving as President.

Benny Soileau, Huffman ISD Superintendent and TAMS President.