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District Alum Turned Trustee Earns LTASB Master Trustee Designation

Dr. Tiffany Clark

DeSoto, TX – DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce that DeSoto High School Class of 2007 alumnae and DeSoto ISD Board Trustee Dr. Tiffany Clark has earned the Leadership Texas Association of School Board’s Master Trustee Designation, the highest designation recognized by TASB. 

Leadership TASB is a unique board development program designed to take experienced board members to a new level of service and leadership by exposing them to a variety of issues, people, activities, and locations.  

“The benefit of going through Leadership TASB is you are exposed to 35 other leaders across various districts and sizes to learn different things other districts are doing,” DeSoto ISD trustee Dr. Tiffany Clark said. 

As a capstone of the program, school board members in the 2021–22 Leadership TASB class made presentations of their team’s findings following yearlong research. Class participants researched critical issues and their impact on Texas public education.  

“These experiences change your perspective and I will use this experience and information to continue to advocate for what our students need most and that is a premier education,” Dr. Clark said. 

Trustee Clark participated in the year-long training program, learning from nationally-recognized leaders on topics such as teamwork, trusteeship, equity, diversity, and visionary leadership.  

“Trustee Clark’s participation and completion of this program reflect her commitment to excellence, continual learning, and improving leadership in DeSoto ISD,” Board President DeAndrea Fleming said. “It is an honor to extend congratulations and celebrate this honor not only for Trustee Clark but also for the forward movement of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees and our District.”  

Trustee Clark is the sixth DeSoto ISD trustee in the District’s history to receive the Master Trustee designation. Current District Board President Fleming received the designation in 2020 preceded by former trustees Kurt Crohn, Curtistene S. McCowan, Don Gant, and Carl Sherman Jr. 

About DeSoto Independent School District 

DeSoto ISD is a public independent school district serving more than 7,400 students and 1,000 employees. The district comprises 10 campuses serving students from early childhood through graduation. DeSoto ISD’s mission is to ensure students, without exception, learn and grow at their highest level. The District’s 2021 Be The Future Strategic Plan focuses on equity, access, and excellence in an effort to provide a holistic and well-rounded educational experience to students and families in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla. 

For more information about DeSoto ISD, visit www.desotoisd.org 

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