MISD superintendent to serve on TASA Legislative Committee

MIDLAND Midland ISD Superintendent Stephanie Howard has been appointed to serve on the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Legislative Committee.

TASA is a near-century-old professional organization focused on developing and promoting superintendents and other administrators so that they can become future-focused leaders centered on serving public school students.

Members of the Legislative Committee are responsible for assisting with the development of TASA’s legislative program, advising the Executive Committee and staff on the direction the association should take regarding legislative issues and assisting in presenting periodic reports on legislative issues at regional study group meetings.

“I appreciate Dr. Michelle McCord, the superintendent in Frenship ISD and committee chair, for inviting me to serve on this important committee,” Howard said. “Having a voice at the state level and representing West Texas and our region is critical work as we prepare for the 89th Legislative Session. I am honored to have been selected and look forward to working with the committee over the next two years.”

Howard has a long history of administrative experience in West Texas public schools, including various roles at MISD from 2000 to 2013 — six years of which were as principal of Lee High School (now Legacy). She returned to the Tall City in January to serve as superintendent of MISD. Her contributions to public education extend beyond leadership within the school district.

“As a superintendent, it is essential to be involved at the state level; however, I am selective about the committees I serve on because I always want to ensure that I can be present for the much needed work here in Midland ISD,” Howard said.

As a principal, Howard served nine years as the region board member for the Texas Association for Secondary School Principals.

“Being involved at the state level allows networking and ensures we have a voice related to education in Texas,” Howard said.

Members of the TASA Legislative Committee serve two-year terms.