January 2020

Dear TAMS Members,

Texas Association of Midsize Schools (TAMS) is proud to serve over 200 Texas school districts with student enrollments between 1,200 and 5,000 students. TAMS has had a busy 2019 and 2020. We hired a new executive director, Greg Gibson (see his Bio on our website). Greg comes from a rural background and grew up in small/mid-size west Texas towns with a football coach father and mother who taught special education and was a principal. He really understands our mission and we are glad to have him on board. Greg, myself and our officers have laid out our 2020 goals which include:

  • Preparation for upcoming 87th Texas Legislative session.
  • Strengthening partnerships other public education organizations.
  • 100% of TAMS members attaining "Good Governance" status through use of TASB Team of 8 Inventory.
  • Adding a summer Legislative Board meeting in conjunction with TASA summer legislative conference.
  • Extensive work in marketing our local public traditional schools as the school of choice for our communities.
  • And continuing our annual legislative conference (December)…which receives rave reviews annually.

Of course, we could not do any of this without our dedicated officers, regional board members and sponsors. Our officers, board members and sponsors are proudly listed on our website. It is my honor to work with these fine individuals for the betterment of children and parents of 25% of the school districts in our great state. Please take a moment to look at their names and thank them for their service to TAMS.

It is indeed my honor to serve as President of TAMS. Never hesitate to let Greg or I know if there is anything that we can do to serve you better.

All my best,

Sharon M. Shields, PhD. Superintendent of Schools-La Vega ISD

PO Box 1371 | Graham, Texas 76450 | Phone: (210) 865-6132 | info@midsizeschools.org
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