Texas School Alliance
A superintendent-led education organization comprised of 45 school districts across
the State of Texas representing over 2.2 million Texas public school students.
40% of all students in Texas
43% of the state’s economically disadvantaged student population
57% of the state's emergent bilingual student population
The Texas School Alliance (TSA) represents 45 of the largest school districts in Texas. TSA districts educate 40% of the state’s students.
As a superintendent-led organization, we utilize a thorough process to research and consider significant education policy issues of the day – ranging from school finance to teaching and learning to assessment and accountability. We also study specific topics and work to promote and support issues that will improve educational quality for Texas students, particularly those in large and urban districts.
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 thirty years.
TSA prides itself on being an informed, rational, and honest organization that attempts to serve as a trusted resource to all, including the Texas Legislature. 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 2023-2024 president is Ms. Magda Hernandez, Irving ISD Superintendent. Mr. HD Chambers is the Executive Director.
Ms. Magda Hernandez
Dr. Marty Crawford
Dr. Ricardo Lopez
Dr. Stephanie Elizalde
Dr. Ken Gregorski
Dr. John Craft
Mr. HD Chambers
HD Chambers served in public education for 37 years in roles as a history teacher, coach, campus leader, district leader and for the last 17 years, he has served as superintendent in the Stafford Municipal School District (five years) and the Alief Independent School District (12 years). Mr. Chambers has served on numerous state and national commissions and boards throughout his career. He is a two-time Superintendent of the Year recipient in ESC Region 4 and has been recognized by his peers as a thoughtful and respected leader in Texas education. He is a trusted and credible leader in Texas education policy matters and has been responsible for ensuring multiple, significant pieces of legislation were beneficial to Texas students, teachers, and parents; including House Bill 5 which was passed in 2013 and changed the requirements for graduating high school to “give students the flexibility to take more classes focused on their interests and career goals.” HD has actively led the Texas School Alliance on legislative matters since 2013 and was elected president of the organization in 2018.
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