2019-2020 Board of Directors

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to:

  1. Make plans for carrying out the ideals and the purposes of the TCDA.
  2. Provide for the general good and welfare of the membership at large.
  3. Transact such business as is referred to it by the TCDA in general session.
  4. Establish a contractual agreement with the Executive Director

Thomas Rinn
Colleyville-Grapevine ISD

Past President
Pam Elrod Huffman
Southern Methodist University

High School VP
Pauline Sexton
Colleyville-Grapevine ISD


Middle School VP
Clinton Hardy
Keller ISD

Elementary VP
Katy Flowers
Midway ISD

Church VP
Robert Stovall
FUMC Fort Worth

College/Community VP
Randall Hooper
Texas A&M University-Commerce



Eric Cooley
Burleson ISD


Executive Director
Sharon Lutz



2019 Committees

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating three candidates for each open office in TCDA.
Chair, Laura Rachita

Ways & Means Committee

The Ways and Means Committee is responsible for soliciting advice and suggestions on the Convention from the TCDA membership.
Chair, Sharon Paul

Logistics Committee

The President appoints a Logistics Committee Chair at the February Board Meeting.  The Logistics Committee Chair appoints members to the committee.  Their duty is to help manage the logistical needs at the annual Convention.

Chair, Will Chandler
Co-Chairs, TBD

Hospitality Committee

The Secretary/Treasurer appoints a Hospitality Committee Chair prior to the Fall Board Meeting and serves as an ex-officio member.  The Hospitality Chair appoints members to the committee.  The committee’s purpose is to provide a Hospitality Booth in the convention registration area as well as to provide general assistance at the convention social events including the Soiree and BBQ.

Chair, TBD

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for evaluating scholarship applications and determining the number and amount of scholarships awarded each year.
Chair, Mary Jane Phillips

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee is comprised of the President, Past President, President-Elect, and a Board member who is in their second year of office.  The committee’s purpose is to conduct an annual evaluation of the Executive Director and the other TCDA staff member.

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee is comprised of the President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and the Executive Director.  The committee’s purpose is to review, revise or correct if necessary, and recommend to the Board an annual budget submitted by the Executive Director.