43% of all at-risk students in Texas
43% of the state’s economically disadvantaged student population
50% of English Language Learners
The Texas School Alliance (TSA) is a school district member organization that comprises 41 school districts in Texas and educates 40% of the state’s total enrollment.
As a superintendent-led organization, we utilize a thorough process to research and consider significant policy issues – ranging from school finance to teaching and learning to assessment and accountability. We also study specific topics and work on issues to improve educational quality for all Texas students.
Our members cover the breadth of Texas’ geographic expanse, with members from the Rio Grande Valley to the Texas Panhandle, from near the eastern border to far west Texas. The membership includes urban, mid-urban, and city- town districts and includes school districts that are both property wealthy and property poor.
Texas School Alliance leaders have served on numerous statewide select committees, appointed boards and commissions over the past twenty-nine years.
We have been a valued partner to Texas Senators and House members throughout the legislative process. When appropriate, TSA invites speakers either from the Texas Education Agency or from the legislature to attend meetings and share information with member districts. The organization’s officers serve one-year terms. The 2020-2021 president is Dr. Roland Hernandez, Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent. Dr. Curtis Culwell is the Executive Director.
Dr. Roland Hernandez
Corpus Christi ISD
Dr. Michael Hinojosa
Dr. Brian Woods
Dr. Jeannie Stone
Mr. HD Chambers
Dr. Curtis Culwell
Dr. Curtis Culwell began his 37-year public school career as an English teacher, later becoming a high school principal and central office administrator. He served as superintendent in Pittsburg Texas, Lubbock Texas, and Garland Texas. Dr. Culwell has also been appointed to numerous statewide commissions, including the 2010 Select Committee on Public School Weights, Allotments and Adjustments and the 2006 Tax Appraisal Committee, which reviewed the tax appraisal system for the entire state. Dr. Culwell has twice been elected as president of the Texas School Alliance and was appointed by the Governor to the State Board of Educator Certification. He was also a long-time member of the University Interscholastic League Legislative Committee. He has worked as a Superintendent search consultant with districts including Lubbock ISD, Burleson ISD, Millsap ISD, and Brownsboro ISD.
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