Texas Comprehensive Center Advisory Board

The Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) works closely with the commissioner and chief deputy commissioner at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to identify advisory board members who represent a broad range of public and private organizations. The organizations include state education agencies, regional service centers, institutions of higher education, professional associations, business organizations, and schools. In accordance with the Education Technical Assistance Act of 2002, the board advises center staff on strategies for:

  • monitoring and addressing the education needs of the region,
  • maintaining a high standard of quality in the technical assistance provided, and
  • carrying out activities in a manner that promotes improved student achievement.

Board Members

  • Penny Schwinn, Deputy Commissioner of Academics, Texas Education Agency (chief state school officer designee)
  • David Chard, PhD, President, Wheelock College
  • Jeffery Goldhorn, PhD, Executive Director, Region 20 Education Service Center
  • Devin Padavil, Assistant Superintendent in Fort Bend ISD
  • Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, PhD, Director, Valley Speech Language & Learning Center, Brownsville, Texas
  • Eduardo Infante, Superintendent, Lyford Consolidated ISD
  • Kristen Kramer, PhD, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Student Success, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Orlando Riddick, Superintendent, Midland ISD
  • Candy Slocum, Executive Director, Interlink, Dallas, Texas
  • Stephanie Stoebe, Teacher, Teravista Elementary (Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2012), Round Rock ISD
  • Sandra Tetley, parent, Galveston ISD