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San Elizario ISD Trustee Selected to Participate in Leadership

San Elizario ISD Board Secretary Sandra Licon


SAN ELIZARIO, TX – The San Elizario Independent School District (SEISD) is pleased to announce that the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has selected Mrs. Sandra Licon, Board Trustee Secretary, as a member of the Leadership TASB Class of 2024.

In a letter from Dan Troxell, Executive Director of TASB, and Debbie Gillespie, President of the Board of Directors, it indicates “Leadership TASB was developed and designed for school board members by school board members in 1993 as part of TASB’s ongoing commitment to provide visionary leadership to Texas school boards.”

Mrs. Licon is excited about serving; she states, “I set a goal for myself years ago to participate in a Leadership TASB class, and seeing it come to fruition is humbling. I'm grateful for the opportunity to embark on this journey, align myself with other Trustees from different Regions throughout the state of Texas with diverse demographics, district sizes, and needs, and sit-down converse, learn, and grow in leadership and governance in support of all our students and public schools.”

The Leadership TASB Class of 2024 will meet for the first time in Dallas during the annual TASA / TASB Convention. The board of trustees selected from across the state will have the opportunity to visit various districts in Texas located in El Paso, Corpus Christi, and Gatesville with a graduation ceremony at the annual TASB Summer Leadership Institute in Fort Worth.

According to the Leadership TASB website, participants will visit “successful schools and investigate innovative programs and have the opportunity to listen to nationally known speakers and experts in education and business.”

Mrs. Licon has served on the SEISD Board of Trustees since November 9, 2016. In approximately seven years of service, she has been a Trustee with leadership roles as a Board President from 2019 – 2023, Board Vice President from 2018-2019, and Board Secretary in 2023. In addition, Mrs. Licon serves on the Mexican American School Board Association (MASBA) Board of Directors, representing the SEISD and the Region 19 El Paso County area.

Mrs. Licon states, “Sharing insight, networking, and showcasing our district and Region 19 schools is beneficial. I also want to bring back the knowledge gained and put it to use in service for our students and district. We always need to sharpen our tools.” Mrs. Licon quotes Gloria Anzaldua, a famous Tejana, “I change myself; I change the world.”

In a recent SEISD Board Meeting, Eduardo Chavez, Board President, stated, “Thank you, because you have been a great leader, ma’am…I think it will be important that you participate in Leadership TASB and come back with many new ideas, so hopefully, we can move forward with that.”