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ECISD board member elected to TASB state board

In October, The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) elected Steve Brown of Ector County ISD to a two-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 18.

Portrait of Dr. Steve Brown.

As a member of the TASB Board he takes on the role of representing the West Texas school districts of Region 18 at the state level. He provides support to the locally elected Trustees, while promoting rigorous academics, and adequate and equitable funding in order for public schools to excel. Dr. Brown keeps a keen eye on efficient and effective school management that is so crucial to school success. “Recently, I had the privilege to serve on the committee that selected the Superintendent of the Year for Texas,” he said. “This was a rewarding experience as you realize the common challenges for educators and school boards across our state and the exceptional leaders we have in Texas.”

A native of Odessa, Brown dedicated 35 years to Ector County ISD (ECISD) as a teacher and administrator. After retiring from the district in 2011, Brown decided to continue serving the district by running for the ECISD Board of Trustees. He is currently in his second term as a trustee.

He completed the Leadership TASB program and is a Master Trustee. Brown has been actively involved in education and community organizations, including the United Way of Odessa, West Texas Educators Credit Union, Texas Association of Secondary Principals, Greater Opportunities of the Permian Basin Head Start, and Medical Center Hospital Advisory Board.

He received his doctorate in education administration, master of education in guidance and counseling, and bachelor’s in political science from Texas Tech University. He also earned a master of education in education administration from Sul Ross State University.

“The privilege to represent the school districts in Region 18 is an honor and truly a privilege,” he said.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students.