Public School Accountability, Select
April 14, 2008 - 10:00 AM
Panel 1:  Business and Community Perceptions
Austin, Gene  CEO  (Convio),  Austin, TX
Hammond, Bill  President  (Texas Association of Business),  Austin, TX
Mittelstet, Stephen K.  President, Superintendent  (Richland College (Dallas Co. Comm. Colleges) Richland Collegiate HS Math, Sci., Engr.(Dual Cred. Charter HS)),  Dallas, TX
Perez, Richard  President  (The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce),  San Antonio, TX
Panel 2:  School District Growth Measures
Van Valkenburg, Fred  Chief of Staff  (Forth Worth Independent School District),  Ft. Worth, TX
Ware, Anne  Executive Director Accountability and Data Quality  (Fort Worth ISD),  Fort Worth, TX
Ashby, James  Director  (Plano ISD),  Carrollton, TX
Hussey, John C  Chief Innovation Officer  (Houston Independent SD/Battle for Kids),  Columbus, OH
Mendro, Robert  Director-Research and Evaluation  (Dallas ISD),  Dallas, TX
Oakeley, Cecilia  Executive Director Evaluation and Accountability  (Dallas ISD),  Dallas, TX
Soehnge Garza, Dr. Karen  Chief Academic Officer  (Houston ISD),  Houston, TX
Troxell, Dan  Superintendent  (Kerrville ISD),  Kerrville, TX
Panel 3:  Origins of the Accountability System
Miller, Charles  Former Chairman of the UT Board of Regents  (Former Chairman of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education)
Winick, Darvin  Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board  (Senior Research Fellow UT Austin)
Panel 4:  Parent and Taxpayer Perceptions
D'heedene, Father Walter  Co-Chairperson  (COPS Metro),  San Antonio, TX
Guerra, Ted  Legislative Chair  (San Antonio Independent School District Council of PTAs)
Hunt, Brooke  Chairman Elect  (Texas Association of Realtors),  Southlake, TX
Venable, Peggy  State Director  (Americans for Prosperity),  Austin, TX
Panel 5:  School Boards and School Community Organizations
Bender, Missy  Trustee  (Plano Independent School District),  Plano, TX
Plummer, Beth  School Board President  (North East ISD),  San Antonio, TX
Ratliff, Bill  Chairman  (Raise Your Hand Texas),  Mt. Pleasant, TX
Slack, Charlotte  School Board Trustee  (College Station Independent School District),  College Station, TX
Windham, Jim  Chairman  (Texas Institute for Education Reform),  Houston, TX
Public Testimony
Cadena, John  Dir of Research North East ISD  (Self),  SA, TX
Crim, Courtney  Parent/Teacher  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
Hinojosa, David  Staff Attorney  (MALDEF),  San Antonio, TX
Jennings, Betty Sue  Housewife-G'mother  (concerned neighbors etc-),  S.A., TX
Parrish, Deborah  retired public school teacher  (Self),  San Antonio, TX
Poth, Sandra  Director, Testing and Evaluation  (Dr. John Folks, Superintendent, Northside),  San Antonio, TX
Stanfield, Tanis  Superintendent  (Charter Choice and ComQuest Academy Charter),  Tomball, TX
Registering, but not testifying:
McCurt, J    (Self),  Austin, TX
Providing written testimony:
Marquez, Ricardo  President Texans Can!  (Same),  DAL, TX
Van Plew, Jill  Special Education Teacher  (Self (work for South San Antonio ISD)),  San Antonio, TX