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TACO - The Texas Association of Certification Officers  

TACO was created to provide a forum for

* Sharing ideas and common concerns among the educator preparation programs and school districts of the State of Texas;

* Providing an organizational framework for cooperative action toward improving the quality of teacher and administrator certification by interacting with various organizations, institutions, and agencies; and

* Providing a communication network through which members may act quickly and in concert on issues relating to teacher and administrator certification issues.

The Texas Association of Certification Officers meets twice a year, in the month of June at the Joint Summer Meetings & TxATE Conference and at the Fall CSOTTE Conference held in October.


2024-2025 Officers


Jessica Powell

University of North Texas

President Elect:

Raney Edmiston

McMurry University


Wendy Sklenarik

Angelo State University


Connie Sabo-Risley

University of the Incarnate Word

Immediate Past President:

Teryana Lamb

Harris County Department of Education



$15.00 for each additional person from the same institution

All members are eligible for the TACO listserve that connects certification officers across the state and serves as a vehicle of communication and information that is invaluable.

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