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Trustee Tolbert Participates in State Leadership Program 

Published Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Marilyn TolbertEMS ISD Board member Dr. Marilyn Tolbert, Ed.D., Place 1, was recently selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) to begin the process of earning distinction as a Master Trustee. Tolbert joins 35 other trustees from across the state for the yearlong education leadership study program. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB. 

“I am honored to be chosen to earn Master Trustee status,” Tolbert said, a longtime educator, now retired, who has served the district as a trustee since 2018. “I am looking forward to deepening my skill set as a leader to serve the students, staff, and community of EMS ISD.” 

Throughout the year, Tolbert will attend training sessions focused on leadership development and education. She will also work with others on extended learning assignments between meetings. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate next year. 

“Dr. Tolbert is a true asset to our district,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Chadwell. “We appreciate all her efforts in serving the EMS ISD family and thank her for her commitment to this district.” 

TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state.