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Our Story

It is the mission of TAAE to create a supportive network committed to providing a quality education for all students in Alternative Education. This network provides for sharing techniques, methods, and pertinent information.

Texas Association for Alternative Education - TAAE

The Texas Association for Alternative Education is an association for alternative educators and related-field professionals. The Association is comprised of teachers, counselors, Texas Youth Commission workers, probation officers, school-of-choice alternative education campuses, disciplinary alternative education campuses, alternative programs, charter schools, juvenile justice alternative programs, and administrators who believe in the worth of every student’s education.

TAAE Goals

The Goals of TAAE are:

● To unite professionals dedicated to providing and promoting quality education for students in alternative education
into a state association.
● To support comprehensive training programs for educators engaged in the field of alternative education.

● To collaborate with agencies that support the goals of alternative education.

● To involve educators in the legislative and governmental processes to promote and advance the purposes of the profession.

● To promote the Educator's Code of Ethics.

Meet the Board

The TAAE Board is a group of Educators who work in the field and provide insight into Alternative Education.

Janna McCollough

Janna McCollough

President

Connections Academy
6350 Teague Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76140

Amanda Godfrey

Amanda Godfrey

Treasurer

The Mary Catherine Harris
17302 CR 438
Somverville, TX 77879

John Schaefer

John Schaefer

President Elect

1002 Clark St.
Mexia, TX 76667

Margaret Charnetski

Margaret Charnetski

Membership Liaison

Hope High School
300 Alcoa Drive
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Dr. Lisa Rogers

Dr. Lisa Rogers

Vice President

Groesbeck High School
1202 N. Ellis Street
Groesbeck, TX 76642

Peggy Little

Peggy Little

Past President

Falls Career High School
Marble Falls ISD
1351 Country Rd. 264
Bertram, TX 78605

Dwana Finster

Dwana Finster

Secretary

 Hope High School  
300 Alcoa Drive
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Stan Reed

Stan Reed

Executive Director

2202 S. 51st Street
Temple, TX 76504
(Office)
(Fax)