2020 TSNAP Election Results

The following assessment professionals will join the TSNAP board starting on January 1, 2020. 

(Candidate information is presented as submitted by the candidates.) 

 

TSNAP OFFICER 2020 RESULTS 

2020 Vice-President / President-Elect

Shannon Bozeman, DTC, IMET Coordinator, and Apple Technician, Graham ISD

Briefly describe why you want to serve as a TSNAP Officer.

It has been my pleasure to serve on the board these last 3 years and watch the way our organization has grown into group of fellow DTCs and CTCs that want to help, share, and serve others.  I want to serve as President of TSNAP so we can continue to be the leader in knowledge and service to our membership, our districts, our parents, and most of all our students.  

Describe your strengths for the office you have been nominated.

The strengths I bring to this office I would say are actually my weakness, too.  I have too many job duties for one person to possibly every accomplish on their own.  I know I am not alone in this sentiment as many of us have multiple titles and duties.  This has allowed(or caused) me to lean on others for answers to lots of questions, humble myself when I get it wrong, beg for forgiveness when something goes wrong, and provide guidance & mercy when things go the wrong way.   Most of all I believe that I bring a desire for our organization to continue to serve its membership and this state in all things related to assessments.  

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

I'm entering the 28th year of service in education.  I've served as the DTC for Graham ISD for the last 10 years and prior to that I was the CTC for our elementary.  I was also the DTC/CTC for Bryson ISD(K-12) back when we had 2300 versions of SDAA...shiver me to my bones....LOL!!!  Along the way I've been an elementary/junior high teacher, counselor, assistant principal(CTC), and principal of an elementary campus.  I also currently serve as an Apple Technician for our district and work as a member of our IT department to ensure our online assessment run as smoothly as possible.  I've also served the last three years on the board for Region 9(TAPS).   

 

TSNAP REGIONAL DIRECTOR 2020 RESULTS

 

Region 1 | STATS

Ben Estrada, Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation, Los Fresnos CISD 

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

I believe that my experience in the area of state assessments and program evaluation will be an asset to the Region and TSNAP.

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

I am starting my 27th year in education with 20 years experience in the area of state assessments.  I started as a Educational Program Evaluation Specialist then moved to AYP Compliance Specialist, moved to Student Assessment Coordinator  and finally Director of Assessment for Los Fresnos.  I served as Regional Director for 6th months this past year and hope to continue my tenure.  I humbly ask for your support. 

 

Region 3 | CARATS

Tana Martin, Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation, El Campo ISD

 

 

 

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

This year begins my 25th year as the DTC for El Campo ISD.  Over the years I valued my TSNAP membership because of the knowledge I have gained on both assessment and accountability.  This group of educators promptly relays messages from TEA and other sources and are willing to answer any questions  that are submitted on the social link.  The resources and assistance provided by TSNAP members is nothing less than amazing.  I want to be able to support my region by getting them tuned in to this powerful organization.   

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

District Testing Coordinator, El Campo ISD (25 years) 

 

Region 5 | SETTS

Jamie Hagler, District Test Coordinator, Silsbee ISD

 

 

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

I have been the TSNAP Regional Director for the last 4 years and have really enjoyed helping other DTCs. I would love to continue serving new and returning DTCs for the upcoming years. 

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

I have been the DTC for Silsbee ISD since 2014, and have served as the Region 5 TSNAP Director since 2015. During this time, I have been active in training and mentoring new DTCs as well as assisting experienced DTCs as needed. I am actively involved in TSNAP Social Link, providing help whenever I can to DTCs across the state. I have also served on the TEA District Working Group for Assessment, as well as presented at the Texas Assessment Conference.

 

Region 7 | NEATS

Deborah Terry, Director of Assessment & Accountability, Pine Tree ISD

 

 

 

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

I would like to serve as the TSNAP region 7 director to provide support to the local members in my region.  As the TSNAP Region 7 Director, I want to assist other members with questions they have, encourage networking opportunities at regional meetings, and provide assistance with finding and accessing training resources.  

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

I have been a member of TSNAP since 2010 and served as the Region 7 Director since February 2018.  I am currently the Director of Assessment & Accountability at Pine Tree ISD in Longview, Texas and have been the DTC for my district for the past 9 years.  

 

 

Region 11 | MATS West

Dr. Monica Uphoff, Director of Planning, Assessment & Research, Birdville ISD

 

 

 

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

I am currently the R11 director which I thoroughly enjoy.  I feel it is important for TSNAP to continue to grow to meet the needs and knowledge of DTCs and CTCs not only in the area of assessment but all areas that intersect with assessment.  With my background in education I feel I can continue to serve our MATS members in a number of way (from assessment to software).  

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

I have over 25 years in education (19 in assessment) which includes classroom teacher, campus testing coordinator, content coordinator for mathematics and assistant director/director of planning, assessment and research.  At one time I worked for a major testing company which provided me with an opportunity to see both sides of the coin.  I utilize all of my experiences to support assessment staff around the state of Texas.  

 

Region 13 | CATS

Kelly Bertholf, Assistant Director of Accountability & Assessment, Pflugerville ISD

 

 

 

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

I have benefited from the support of TSNAP since the mid 2000's when I first became a campus testing coordinator. I've been a member off and on since that time. As CATS Regional Director, I would like to continue the work of those who have previously served in the role and find new ways to support our members. 

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

After teaching elementary school for a number of years, I was asked to move to a middle school as a campus testing coordinator in 2003. With no idea what that meant, I packed my classroom and moved down the road. After a few years in middle school, I moved to a high school CTC position for a number of years where I also coordinated 504, LPAC, interventions, etc... . In this position I had the good fortune of experiencing Pearson's very first attempt at online testing with TAKS, and although it was a huge disaster, I've been hooked every since. I moved to Pflugerville ISD where I have served as the DTC since 2013-2014. Among my favorite tasks are finding ways to make CTCs efficient and supporting former students who did not graduate in their efforts to obtain a diploma.

 

Region 15 | West TAP

Andrew Lively, District Testing Coordinator/Instruction Technology Director, Texas Leadership Charter Academy

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

TSNAP has been a wonderful place for me to learn and connect with other professionals. I look forward to the opportunity to pass on the knowledge and skills I have gained from those I have connected and spoke with.

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

I have been helping with assessment in some fashion for the last 4 years. I have been an administrator helping, CTC and a DTC. Being a charter school the different things I have had to adapt to with logistics has been interesting. This has given me many different types of experiences and lots of great connection at the different regions across the state.

 

Region 17 | SPATS 

Pam Brown, Director of Counseling & Assessment, Lubbock-Cooper ISD

 

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

TSNAP is an amazing organization focused on helping its members with every aspect of the assessment process.  I have learned so much from the membership and I enjoy helping my counterparts in West Texas. It takes a village to navigate this complex assessment process.

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

I have been the DTC at Lubbock--Cooper ISD since the first state assessment ,TABS ,was given.  I learn something new from my membership in TSNAP regularly. I enjoy helping others  and  believe that this professional organization is committed to assisting its membership  in any way possible.

 

Region 19 | DRATS

Terri Hernandez, Director of Assessment, Research, Evaluation, and Accountability, Ysleta ISD

 

 

 

Briefly describe why you want to serve as TSNAP Regional Director.

I believe collaboration and teamwork are what make a difference in our positions as testing coordinators. As a region, we have so much talent on all of our district assessment and accountability teams. We see the value in working together, modeling for each other, and sharing new ideas. As TSNAP members, we are constantly in communication, via the TSNAP social link, with others in similar positions across the state of Texas. However, it is comforting to know that help is in our own backyard with our regional colleagues.  As the Regional Director of DRATS, I would continue to encourage collaborative efforts and be of service to my regional colleagues and friends.

 

Provide a short biography regarding your experience in the field of assessment.

I have been in education for almost 25 years in a variety of capacities: teacher, science specialist, technology specialist, elementary assistant principal and now as the Director of Assessment, Research, Evaluation, and Accountability.  I am currently beginning my third year as our District Testing Coordinator and I am loving every hectic minute of it! Prior to being the DTC, I ran testing at the elementary level for five years as a campus testing coordinator/assistant principal. Although this was extremely helpful to my current position, I had no idea how much fun I was missing out on with high school testing and accountability measures! (There was lots of learning to do!) My department also oversees Interim Assessments, CBAs, CBEs, TSI, PSAT, and SAT testing. I work with an amazing team, with experience at all levels, so we complement each other with our individual experiences and skill sets. The importance of running an efficient district-wide testing program is of paramount importance. We must ensure that student demographics and results are accurately represented for today’s accountability system. 

 


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