Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Superintendent serves as Texas School Alliance President-Elect

Superintendent of Schools Duncan F. Klussmann, Ed.D., is currently serving as President-Elect of the Texas School Alliance (TSA), an influential alliance of 39 of the largest school districts in Texas representing more than a third of public school students in the state.

 Based on current officer appointments, Dr. Klussmann will serve next school year, 2014-2015, as TSA President. The Texas Legislature will meet beginning in January 2015. Dr. Klussmann also served as TSA president in 2008-2009. In addition to Dr. Klussmann, current TSA officers include: Dr. Brian Gottardy, North East ISD, President; Dr. Ryder Warren, Midland ISD, Vice President; Dr. Kay Waggoner, Richardson ISD, Secretary; Alton Frailey, Katy ISD, Treasurer; and Dr. Jesus Chavez, who is retired from Round Rock ISD, Past President.

 The 2013-2014 TSA Board of Directors include these superintendents: Mike Miles, Dallas ISD; Walter Dansby, Fort Worth ISD; Dr. Danny King, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD; Dr. Gary Mooring, Tyler ISD; Dr. Wanda Bamberg, Aldine ISD; Dr. Rod Schroder, Amarillo ISD; Dr. Robert Muller, Killeen ISD; H.D. Chambers, Alief ISD; Dr. Carol Ann Bonds, San Angelo ISD; and Dr. Sylvester Perez, San Antonio ISD.

 A Texas native, Dr. Klussmann grew up in Brenham and Huntsville. He has held a variety of key positions in public education during the past several decades. Before becoming superintendent in SBISD, he worked as a classroom teacher, a tennis coach, an assistant principal, school principal and an administrator serving in finance, operations and support, as well as in academic areas.

 His education credentials include the bachelor of business administration degree in international business and finance from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and a doctorate in education through Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.

Dr. Klussmann and his wife, Marissa, are the parents of three school- and college-age children. TSA held the first alliance meeting in 1990. School districts present at that initial meeting included Abilene, Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Spring Branch, Waco, Wichita Falls and Ysleta. The creation of the alliance formalized the already strong working relationship between these school districts.

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