CISD Trustee to Lead State’s Largest Organization for School Trustees
Trustee Rodriguez Tapped to Lead State School Board Organization
Posted on 09/26/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Trustee Rodriguez Tapped to Lead State School Board OrganizationCanutillo Independent School District Trustee Armando Rodriguez has been selected as president-elect of the Texas Association of School Boards, setting him to be the first El Pasoan in decades to lead the state’s largest organization for school trustees.

Rodriguez was elected and sworn into his position as president-elect of the TASB Board of Directors during the annual TASA/TASB Conference in San Antonio this weekend.

“I am humbled to serve the children of Texas in this position and look forward to representing Canutillo ISD and the El Paso region in this important role,” said Rodriguez, who currently is serving his fifth term as a trustee in CISD. “I am particularly happy to be able to bring focus to the wonderful leadership that exists in Region 19 all the way to the state level. It’s time for the rest of Texas to benefit from the amazing work that is being done along the Border on behalf of students statewide.”

Rodriguez will spend the year on the TASB Board of Directors in anticipation of his ascension to the role of president during the 2023-24 academic year. His swearing-in ceremony as president is expected in September 2023 in Dallas.

The last El Pasoan to have this role with TASB was Ysleta ISD’s David Sublaski in the late 1990s. Two other El Pasoans have served as TASB President: EPISD’s Ted Andress in the 1950s and Ysleta’s Ross Borrett in the 1970s.

A graduate of Canutillo High School and The University of Texas at El Paso, Rodriguez is one of the founding members of the Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education — the only organization specifically designed to award scholarships to Canutillo graduates.

Rodriguez’s work on behalf of students extends beyond El Paso. He is involved with a variety of education and community boards in Texas and nationally. He currently serves on the boards of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials and the National Council of American Indian/Alaska Native School Board Members for NSBA.

His other previous leadership positions include serving on the National School Board Association Board of Directors, chair of the National Hispanic Council for NSBA, and secretary of the National School Board Action Center for NSBA. Rodriguez has also served as president of the Mexican American School Board Association and president of the Far West Texas School Board Association.

TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit, statewide educational association that serves and represents local Texas school boards and was established in 1949 with two main goals in mind: To share information through publications and training to help Texas board members serve their communities more effectively; and to speak with a unified voice to decision makers to chart the best future for Texas public schools.