VP Fleming Earns LTASB Master Trustee

VP Fleming Earns LTASB Master Trustee Designation
Posted on 08/18/2020
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DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce that DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Vice President DeAndrea Fleming has earned the Leadership Texas Association of School Board’s Master Trustee Designation.


Leadership TASB is a unique board-development program designed to take experienced board members to a new level of service and leadership by exposing them to a variety of issues, people, activities, and locations. 


“Obtaining the master trustee designation is nothing short of exciting,” said Fleming. “As a trustee, my goal is to be the best that I can be in order to best serve the students and families of DeSoto and Glenn Heights. Doing the work to learn the nuances and insights of leadership from the trustee perspective are integral to improving my ability to lead and guide positive change and improvement in DeSoto ISD.”


Trustee Fleming participated in the year-long training program learning from nationally-recognized leaders on topics such as teamwork, trusteeship, equity, diversity, and visionary leadership. 


“Trustee Fleming’s participation and completion of this program are demonstrative of her commitment to improving leadership in DeSoto ISD,” said Board President Karen Daniel. “It is an honor to extend congratulations and celebrate this honor not only for Trustee Fleming but also for the forward movement of our district.” 


Trustee Fleming is the fifth DeSoto ISD trustee in the district’s history to receive the Master Trustee designation.Former trustees Kurt Crohn, Curistene S. McCowan, Don Gant and Carl Sherman Jr. also received the honor. Additionally, Trustee Dr. Tiffany Clark has been accepted to the2021 LTASB Master Trustee cohort for the upcoming year.

In October of 2019, Trustee Fleming was selected as School Board Member of the Year by the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators and the Southwest Dallas County Alliance of Black School Educators where she serves as the SWDCABSE president through 2022.


The TABSE School Board Member Of The Year Award is bestowed upon local school board members who have demonstrated an unswerving commitment to representing and facilitating the educational needs of school children of African descent.

Trustee Fleming was elected to the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees in 2018. During her service, Trustee Fleming has advocated for financial transparency, accountability, equity in educational policy, and gender responsive development.


Trustee Fleming’s commitment to continuing education has afforded her acceptance into the Future School Leaders Network, Leadership ISD Legislative Voices and Brave/R Academy. These academies’ teachings align with Trustee Flemin’s belief in creating positive change by helping others believe in their power to ensure a quality education for all students. Through these training opportunities, Trustee Fleming will deepen  her understanding of the local & state-level education system while applying a racial equity framework to dismantle institutional disparities and support mission-aligned networks to create social change.