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not have been possible without you and
your love and support.
And finally, to my wife, Hayley, and to
McKinley and Boone: You have sacrificed
and shared in this commitment and allowed
me to miss some of your events to serve the
children of Texas, and you have never complained. The late nights returning home,
you were always waiting on me to see how
the trip was and how our TASB family was
doing. I love you more than you know.
As I leave the presidency, I will remain
on the TASB Board for another year as
immediate past president. This is my 19th
year of local board service. I am not tired;
I am more fired up than ever about the
possibilities and future of public education, and I look to continue serving locally
and helping in any way possible on the
I thank Andra Self of Lufkin ISD,
who served as TASB president before me.
I wish her the best in the future. I also
welcome my good friend Charles Stafford
of Denton ISD. He will do an excellent job
as TASB president, and I look forward to
To Texas Lone Star Managing Editor
Roger White, it has been a pleasure working
with you. You make us all look good. I look
forward to seeing many of you at a future
TASB event or at the Capitol next year dur-
ing the legislative session, as we continue
our marathon work on behalf of the school
districts and schoolchildren of Texas.
Thanks again, and God bless each of
you and your schools.H
Bret Begert, a Fort Elliott CISD trustee, is
2015-16 president of TASB.
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