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Denton ISD board president earns 'master trustee' designation

Barbara Burns, at right, with her Master Trustee designation
Barbara Burns, president of the Denton Independent School District Board of Trustees, has earned the designation of “Master Trustee” for completing a recent program designed to provide top-tier training to Texas school board members.

The Leadership TASB program, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, was a yearlong endeavor culminating with team research presentations on in late June. School board members from across the state formed the teams to research specific areas impacting public education. Research topics included “strategies to deal with statewide inequities, changing demographics, challenges to traditional public school models, statistical identification of real achievement gaps, understanding the plight of undocumented children and transformational education,” according to TASB.

Mrs. Burns was one of just 35 school board members participating in the program, which awarded the Master Trustee designation, the highest honor bestowed by TASB. They join the more than 800 schoolboard members statewide who have completed the Leadership TASB program.