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2022-2023 Board of Directors

Numerous professional educators steer the association, prioritizing the needs of our members and keeping us in step with the realities educators face today.  LFTX's leaders are active advocates for professional learning who contribute their time and expertise to ensure members have the support they need to be successful.

The Board of Directors is Learning Forward Texas’ decision-making body and consists of three state-wide officers: president, vice president, and finance officer.  The officers and executive committee work closely with LFTX’s Executive Director and staff to leverage the power of professional learning to affect positive and lasting change in K-12 education.  

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Vicki Arrington, ESC 11

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Finance Officer

Kelly Hastings, Independent

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BOD Member

Jana Claxton, Irving ISD

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BOD Member

Dr. Chris Summers



Shelly Crofford, University of Texas at San Antonio

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BOD Member

Anna Jackson, Independent


BOD Member

Lori Fuller, Fort Sam Houston ISD

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New Board Member Inquiry

Applications open each fall.

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Arden McLean, Northside ISD


BOD Member

Gaya Jefferson, Richardson ISD


BOD Member

Valerie Minor, Keller ISD

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Past-President & Secretary

Deb Tanton, Mesquite ISD


BOD Member

Dr. Glenda Horner, Cypress-Fiarbanks ISD

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BOD Member

Marcus Miller, Plano ISD

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