2024 TCWSE Annual Conference

Grit, Grace, and Pearls!

The 2024 TCWSE Annual Conference will be held January 27-28, 2024, at the Austin Convention Center (in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference.) The theme is Grit, Grace, and Pearls! More information will be shared below when it becomes available. 

Conference Agenda

Friday, January 26

12 p.m.
Decoration Preparations Begin

Please join us no later than noon if you are available to help decorate on-site.

2 p.m.
Conference Check-in & Registration Opens
2 - 3 p.m.
Pre-Conference Meetings

Executive Board Meeting

3:15 - 5 p.m.
TCWSE Board Meeting

(Executive Board + Regional Reps)

6 - 8 p.m.
Welcome Reception at the Austin Convention Center

Join us for icebreakers, games, light food and beverage, the opening of the silent auction, and more. Thank you to our sponsor, Creating and Managing Wealth (CMW)!


Saturday, January 27

6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Conference Registration
7 a.m.
Early Morning Health/Wellness Activity

Led by Dr. Maria Benzon

7:30 - 9 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Silent Auction Continues
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
Focus Session 1

Newcomers Session Led by Sonja Brown
More Focus Sessions TBA Soon!

8:45 - 11 a.m.
First General Session

Sponsor Recognition by Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez
Presidential Welcome by Dr. Lindsey Pollock
Recognition of Past Presidents & Dignitaries
Introduction of Executive Committee
Introduction of Conference Committee

Montserrat Garibay

Montserrat Garibay

Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Focus Session #2

Superintendents Career Panel featuring:
Dr. Lupita Hinojosa, Spring ISD
Dr. A. Katrise Lee-Perera, Lancaster ISD
Dr. Megan Pape, Snook ISD
Dr. Angelica Ramsey, Fort Worth ISD
Dr. Michelle Rinehart, Alpine ISD

More Focus Sessions TBA Soon!

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Second General Session

Sponsor Recognition & Door Prizes
President’s Message by Dr. Lindsey Pollock
Introduction of Regional Representatives
Keynote Speaker Sereka Barlow
Margret Montgomery Leadership Award
Ann Halstead Scholarship

Sereka Barlow

Sereka Barlow

Chief Executive Officer, YWCA El Paso del Norte Region

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Focus Session #3

Focus Sessions TBA Soon!

1:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Female Superintendents’ Summit

Led by Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Aldine ISD Superintendent, and Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, Tomball ISD Superintendent

2:30 - 3 p.m.
Break & Vendor Visits

Mindfulness Break Led by Dr. Maria Benzon

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Focus Session #4

Focus Sessions TBA Soon!

4:30 p.m.
Regional Gatherings

Meet in assigned rooms and head out!

Sunday, January 28

7 - 8 a.m.
Early Morning Health & Wellness Activity

Yoga and Indoor Walking Led by Dr. Maria Benzon

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast & Bravo Awards
9 a.m.
Silent Auction Closes

Get your last bid in before the closing general session!

9 - 10 a.m.
Third General Session

Keynote Speaker Jeni Neatherlin
Business Meeting
Passing of the Gavel

Jeni Neatherlin

Jeni Neatherlin

Superintendent, Granger ISD

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Mentor Panel & Mentor/Mentee Match

Led by Dr. Chandra Bloch

11:45 a.m.
Conference Concludes/Boxed Lunches Provided

Registration & Housing Open 9 a.m., October 3, 2023

Register for Conference

When registration opens October 3, you may register for the TCWSE Annual Conference in the TASA Member Services Center. You will need to log in. If you already have an online account in the MSC but forgot your password, retrieve it here. If you do not have an account, you must create one. Learn more about how to register for an event in the MSC here.

Book Housing

The TCWSE Annual Conference is held in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference. You may book housing starting at 9 a.m. October 3. Get the details. 


TCWSE is a dynamic and influential group of educators, and we are eager to show our appreciation to organizations that support our efforts. Sponsors receive recognition based on sponsorship level.

Countdown to the 2024 TCWSE Annual Conference!








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