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RISD Trustee Kristin Kuhne will participate in a yearlong education leadership program through the Texas Association of School Boards.

Upon completion of the program, Dr. Kuhne, an RISD graduate and current Board vice president, will earn Master Trustee status from the statewide nonprofit.

TASB selected 34 other school board members from across Texas to be a part of its 2019 leadership class.

Dr. Kuhne is excited to connect with other trustees and learn about best practices happening across the state. She plans to attend four more leadership sessions through June. Each session has a unique theme that builds on the previous session and features nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education, according to TASB, which started its Leadership program in 1993.

“Each site visit was selected to address a specific issue the trustees in the cohort identified as a challenge in public education today?—?poverty, equity and literacy to name a few. I hope the knowledge I gain from this experience will help me to do more to help all our students reach their fullest potential,” Dr. Kuhne said.

The group meet recently in Dallas and heard from Peter DeLisle, a leadership trainer, who focused on characteristics of effective leadership and team building. The TASB conference attendees also heard motivational speaker and author Debra Fine discuss “The Fine Art of Small Talk.”

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