TAAE Committees

Bylaws Committee

JOHN SCHAEFER,President Elect, Chair

TONI ORLANDO ALVERSON

CARRIE WILLIAMS

This committee shall compile and make recommendations of proposed Bylaws amendments to the Executive Board; at General Meetings and the Annual Conference and be chaired by a paid professional parliamentarian as the Board determines.

The Bylaws committee consists of a minimum of three active members.

Conference Committee

Dr. Lisa Rogers, VP, Chair

DR. ANTIONETTE MATHEWS

ROQUE HERNANDEZ

CHERIE` PACE

MARGARET CHARNETSKI

MARCIE STRAHAN

SABRA CRAWFORD

TERRY DREIBELBIS

CHRISTINA BRADFORD

TEKISHA "SANDY" HOUSLEY

VALERIE NELSON

DANIELE JORDAN

AZMINA AFZAL

JAMES D. AGNEW

DOUGLAS MARVIN

JEREMY GREEN

The Conference Committee is responsible for implementing the Annual Conference seminars. Responsibilities shall include development of programs, speakers, site selection, and the good and welfare of TAAE attendees.

This committee seeks a host chapter or sponsor for future annual conferences with review of local chapter presentations and deliberations by the committees

The committee recommends future sites to the Executive Board. Site selections shall be made by the Executive Board of Directors.

The conference committee core group consists of a minimum of five active members

Finance Committee

AMANDA GODFREY,Treasurer, Chair

BRIDGET NEVELS

The Finance Committee recommends the policies governing the fiscal operation of the Association throughout the fiscal year, which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 inclusively.

The committee is responsible for preparing and presenting a provisional annual budget for the ensuing fiscal year at the Annual Conference.

The Finance Committee is also responsible for preparing and presenting an annual budget for the ensuing fiscal year subject to approval of the Executive Committee.

The Finance Committee consists of of a minimum of three and a maximum of five active members.

Scholarship & Awards Committee

DWANA FINSTER, Secretary, Chair

TERRY DREIBELBIS

BRYAN COOPER

VALERIE NELSON

CHERYL JONES

LAURIE RATH

EMILY FEAGAN

TEKISHA "SANDY" HOUSLEY

MARGARET CHARNETSKI

CHRISTINA BRADFORD

LISA ROGERS

DANIELE JORDAN

DANIELLE STEVENSON

The Scholarship Committee reviews the student scholarship applications and selects a pre-approved number of applicants to receive a pre-designated amount of scholarship money.

The committee consists of at least three active members.

The Committee is also responsible for developing , soliciting, and selecting awards to be presented at the Annual Conference. These include the president's plaque, scholarship awards, special recognition awards, and the life membership award.

This committee is also responsible for submitting and promoting Association members for awards or recognition at regional levels and with other agencies or associations.

The Awards Committee consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of five active members.

Membership Committee

MARGARET CHARNETSKI, Membership Liaison, Chair

BRYAN COOPER

SABRA CRAWFORD

AZMINA AFZAL

CHARLES ETHERIDGE

CARRIE WILLIAMS

JAMES D. AGNEW

The Membership Committee recommends changes regarding membership.
This committee is to engage in activities which increase membership and promote active membership.

Newsletter/ Website

Stan Reed, Executive Director Chair

MARCIE STRAHAN

TONI ORLANDO ALVERSON

CHARLES ETHERIDGE

The Newsletter Committee recommends changes regarding the Newsletter.
The Committee is responsible for collecting meaningful articles and compiling them for the TAAE Newsletter Texas Alternatives. Articles are from members, board members, or other knowledgeable parties. The articles are those of interest concerning alternative education, accountability, student needs, and legislation affecting alternative education.

The Web Site Committee recommends changes regarding website issues.
The Web Site Committee is responsible for keeping current and relative information on the Web site which promotes and enhances the association's goals.

Legislative Committee

John Schaefer, President Elect, Chair

TONI ORLANDO ALVERSON

CARRIE WILLIAMS

The Legislative Committee recommends changes regarding legislative and governmental issues and positions related to the promotion and advancement of the purposes of the profession and the Association. Its recommendations shall be subject to approval by the Executive Board at its next regular meeting or called meeting. Recommendations shall be made to the Executive Board for actions and promotional activities designed to promote TAAE legislative initiatives.

This committee strives to keep constant contact with state leaders at TEA and legislators moving bills that concern he field of alternative education.

The Legislative Committee strives to have a legislative agenda prepared by November 30 of each coming legislative year as recommendations to the Board.

This committee actively promotes Association positions and disseminates information to legislative and other governmental bodies.

The Legislative committee consists of a minimum of five active members