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About TCASE

Our mission is to inspire and empower special education professionals.

TCASE has served special education leaders in this capacity since the organization's birth in 1960. As a private, non-profit professional association, our singular mission is to work on behalf of our members to help them achieve in their profession.

Led by a 13-member Board of Directors, and with guidance from a House of Delegates representing the 20 educational service regions throughout the state, TCASE is Leading Transformation of special education leaders and the students they serve in Texas.

Theresa Parsons, CAE, CMP

Executive Director
theresa@tcase.org

Ginger Meyners, MBA, CAE

Associate Director
ginger@tcase.org

Kristin McGuire

Director of Governmental Relations
kristin@tcase.org

Vicki Yancy

Membership Manager
vicki@tcase.org

Gabby Grife

Marketing & Communications Manager
gabby@tcase.org

Marissa Ximenez

Training Coordinator
marissa@tcase.org

Kellie Koford

Administrative Specialist
kellie@tcase.org

Kelly Guillen

PRESIDENT

Amarillo ISD

Cynthia Peltier

PAST PRESIDENT

Clear Creek ISD

Kendra Wiggins

PRESIDENT ELECT

Magnolia ISD

Christopher Rigdon

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Katy ISD

Gerard Cortez

BOARD MEMBER

North East ISD

Kami Finger

BOARD MEMBER

Lubbock ISD

Lorin Furlow

BOARD MEMBER

Brazosport ISD

Krista Garcia

BOARD MEMBER

Northside ISD

Corey Golomb

BOARD MEMBER

Fort Worth ISD

Stacy Johnson

BOARD MEMBER

Springtown ISD

Susan Keen

BOARD MEMBER

Lancaster ISD

Michele McKinley

BOARD MEMBER

Manor ISD

Lynse Pawelek

BOARD MEMBER

Atascosa-McMullen Co-op

Lenore Salinas

Hidalgo ISD

Region 1

Barbara Ezell Tumlinson

Gregory-Portland ISD

Region 2

Kelli Cotton

Victoria ISD

Region 3

Cynthia Anderson

La Porte ISD

Region 4

Debra Cartwright

Port Arthur ISD

Region 5

Kate Patterson

Bryan ISD

Region 6

Jaculyn Zigtema

Whitehouse ISD

Region 7

Christina Reid

Chapel Hill ISD

Region 8

Audrey Ash

Burkburnett ISD

Region 9

Allison Wilson

Allen ISD

Region 10

Debbie Roybal

Denton ISD

Region 11

Carla Sykora

West ISD

Region 12

Molly May

Eanes ISD

Region 13

Mindi Jeter

Taylor-Callahan Education Cooperative

Region 14

Shannon Hofmann

Mason ISD

Region 15

Leslee Weaks

Amarillo ISD

Region 16

Barbie Priest

Honda SSA

Region 17

Dr. Tracy Canter

Ector County ISD

Region 18

Angelica Rodriguez

El Paso ISD

Region 19

Hans Palmer

Military School Districts Co-op

Region 20

Join Us! See why TCASE is the premiere organization for special education public school leaders in Texas.

As a professional association, we have bylaws that define how we operate, how our leadership is elected and who we are.

TCASE provides you with educational opportunities that prepare you to successfully navigate the shifting landscape of special education, policy, law, best practices and leadership issues.

We advocate for special education leaders in Texas public schools. Check out what we are talking about.

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