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Area trustees attend program on advocacy

March 25, 2013 at 7:05 p.m.
Updated March 24, 2013 at 10:25 p.m.


Two area school board members recently learned about the latest leadership challenges and trends in education.

John Ellsworth, of the Bloomington school district, and Michael DiSanto, of the Victoria school district, were among a group of school board members taking part in the third of five training sessions of Leadership Texas Association of School Boards. The theme was "Where Leadership Happens through Community Engagement."

Trustees toured Academy High School, a shared high school between the Santa Gertrudis and Driscoll school districts.

Originally established as the secondary school for children living on the King Ranch, Academy High School now is a year-round school on the campus of Texas A&M University at Kingsville. It offers a vast array of university parallel courses for its students.

Tours of the Premont and Calallen school districts and a lecture from the president of Creative Performance Improvement were also included in the program.

The program is sponsored in part by H-E-B. Created in 1993, it has almost 700 graduates.

Each session had a specific theme that builds on the previous session and featured state and nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education.

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