Board of Directors

The TAGT Leadership Development Committee has met and determined the slate to fill open positions on the 2017 TAGT Board of Directors. By policy, the committee is charged with the task of thoroughly reviewing all applications for service on the TAGT Board and determining a slate of nominees which reflect geographic diversity and a range of experience and background based on a needs assessment.

Click here to review the 2017 Board Slate which will be elected by acclimation unless any TAGT member chooses to contest the slate before June 15.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association. The Board sets policy and makes relevant decisions on behalf of the membership by providing general oversight regarding the affairs of the Association, its committees, advisory councils, divisions, local chapters, affiliates and publications. Thus, determining TAGT policies or changes therein; actively pursuing Association goals and objectives, and monitoring financial affairs.

The 11 member Board of Directors consists of:

  • (4) officers (President, President Elect or Past President, Secretary and Treasurer)

  • (4) Designated positions (Parent, K-12 Teacher, University, Administrator)

  • (3) At-Large positions All terms are two years

  • All designated members, at-large members, Secretary and the Treasurer may serve two consecutive terms

Board Position Descriptions
Board Service FAQ

2016 Board Officers
Priscilla R. Lurz, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant
San Antonio/Boerne
Immediate Past President
Mary Christopher, Ph.D.
Associate Dean,
Irvin School of Education,
Hardin-Simmons University
D’Lana Barbay, M.Ed.
Director of Elementary Instruction
Vidor ISD
Joyce E. Kyle Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University-Commerce
TAGT Executive Director
JJ Colburn, CAE

2016 Board Members
Theresa Biggs, M.Ed.
Plano ISD
Brenda K. Davis, M.A.
At-Large #2
Bosqueville ISD
Christina T. Dearman, Ph.D.
K-12 Teacher
Denton ISD
Mary Lea Pfenninger, M.Ed.
Gifted and Talented Advanced Academics
ESC Region III


Folly Jee Ligh, M.S.
Parent Advocate
Sugar Land

Debbie Troxclair, Ph.D.
Lamar University
Jim Patton, M.Ed.
At-Large #1