Board of Trustees

Texans Can Academies is governed by a group of dedicated and talented volunteers.

Texans Can Academies is governed by a group of dedicated and talented volunteers - our Board of Trustees.  Each school also has a group of volunteers who serve as their Development Council to assist in fundraising efforts.  These community leaders lend their support and resources to help us in our mission to provide the highest quality education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional high school setting, in order to ensure their economic independence.  

Board Member Recruitment Information
America CAN!, dba Texans Can Academies is searching for community-based civic-minded individuals to serve on its Board of Trustees. The Board is composed of people who make the board a true asset to the organization. Ideal candidates would be fully committed and dedicated to the vision and mission of America CAN! pledge to do your part to ensure fulfillment of the mission, while respecting the duties, responsibilities, and obligations of the trustee position.

Purpose: Prospective candidates for the board would be part of a current group of seven directors who provide management oversight and governance for Texans Can Academies, including 13 charter high schools in Austin (1), Dallas (5), Fort Worth (2), Garland (1), Houston (3), and San Antonio, (1), with an estimated 4,000 students.

Characteristics: The Board is diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, age, personalities, and expertise. The Board members are intelligent, knowledgeable, high-achieving, successful, and resourceful. Board members have certain expertise & talent and can build and sustain relationships with key community and business stakeholders.  

Terms: Each Trustee shall serve a three-year term but can be re-elected for one more term of three years. Ideally, one to two board members rotate off the Board each year.

Board Member Recruitment Information

Public Forum
Persons desiring to address the Board may register, prior to the Board meeting, by calling the Board Liaison’s Office at 214-944-1948 during regular business hours. The deadline for registering to address the Board is 5 p.m. the day preceding the Board meeting. The purpose of the period is for the public to convey information to the Board and not to engage the Board in a dialog. Speakers are limited to three minutes, cannot utilize time of other speakers, and can only speak one time in a thirty-day period. Persons should identify themselves and state their address and any group represented at the beginning of the presentation. All remarks are tape-recorded for the record. The Public Forum segment of the Board meeting will be limited to 30 minutes.
You may email all documents and responses to Nockamury Coleman.