Message from President

Welcome to the most dynamic year of transition ever experienced in the Austin Area education. This year, we will be in the throes of impacting the lives of students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members. We will be participating in events designed to enhance the learning opportunities for all students, teachers, parents and community members.

It is of essence to remember the importance of keeping our focus on our purpose, which is to prepare our students as character centered individuals for success in school, in the community, and eventually in their careers. We are partnering with other organizations who want to achieve these same goals. As we rebuild the village, we are seeking individuals who have a passion to be Vision Keepers. We seek active workers. We seek those who are genuine to eliminating the “Attitude Gap” regarding our children.

We know the statistics of our children and we seek to eliminate the gaps. We will be guilty of sharing “Best Practices” in academics, health, and professional development for our families. Having been the organizing president of AAABSE, past TABSE President and NABSE Southern Region Direct, I remain committed to ensuring that the next chapter for the AAABSE is bright. I bring a history of experience that is steeped in family engagement, youth development and community empowerment, and I look forward to expanding our innovative and exciting collaborations with local and national leaders, policymakers, professionals, partners, and parents working in neighborhoods and cities across the Austin area. We invite you to join us in making Excellence the standard. See you there!

~Dr. Mary L. Thomas , AAABSE President
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