UH College of Education Alumna, Tracy Ginsburg, is passionate about education and her history of accomplishments proves it.
She served as Chief Financial Officer for both Round Rock and Fort Bend ISD and she has now been appointed the Executive Director of TASBO (Texas Association of School Business Officials) Her history with TASBO is extensive, including a term as TASBO Board President in 2007-08 and the recognition as TASBO's Commitment to Excellence Winner in 2011. Recently, ASBO (Association of School Business Officials) International named Ginsburg as its 2013 Eagle Award Recipient, their top individual honor.
Ginsburg earned an Ed.D. in Professional Leadership from the College of Education. Learning from her peers was one of her best experiences in the program. "There are so many bright, young leaders serving as principals in area school districts - I learned so much from each of them," said Ginsburg. "The relationships which I formed with others in the program are a constant resource for innovative ideas about teaching and learning."
Ginsburg also benefited greatly by going to area school districts and observing high quality instruction taking place. "I hope to incorporate what I learned about instruction into my new job," she said.
Specifically, Ginsburg gained knowledge about successful educational delivery models. "I hope to further develop our course offerings and expand our online education offerings," she said. "I am honored to be able to work at the state level developing programs for upcoming school business leaders."
Ginsburg said that each of her professors, Allan Warner, Wayne Emerson, Steven Busch and Jerome Freiberg broadened her knowledge for public education. She brought a business background to the field of education and wanted to learn to develop budgets to support instructional success. "Each of my professors had a passion for public education and worked to ensure that each individual in the program developed their skills to the fullest potential, added Ginsburg. "I could not have completed my dissertation without Dr. Warner’s help as my chair – he was so patient and understanding!"
Her new workplace, TASBO serves as a resource for elected officials and others for factual information regarding school finance. TASBO also offers a variety of training and mentoring opportunities in the area of school business and operations for their members.