TCBSBM is a non-profit organization that speaks on behalf of quality education for African Americans in the state of Texas. This organization speaks to the following Board associations regarding education:

  • National School Board Association (NSBA)
  • National Caucus of Black School Board Members (BC)
  • Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)
  • National Alliance for Black School Educators (NABSE)
  • Texas Alliance for Black School Educators (TABSE)

What We Do:

  • Events/Meetings (Education Summit, Summer Leadership Institute, TASA/TASB Convention
  • Federal Legislative Advocacy (Resolutions proposed and adopted by TASB)

Our mission at Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members is to:

  • Provide a forum for the unique issues faced by Black school board members and Black students throughout the state
  • Serve as an official advisory body on matters relating to issues of concern to blacks on local school boards; positions on the Texas Association of School Boards; and the National School Boards Association
  • Promote better relationships and understanding between Black school board members, their local communities and local school boards, the Texas Association of School Boards; and the National School Boards Association
  • Provide a means whereby Black school board members can actively participate in the state and national dialogue on educational problems, issues and concerns as well as opportunities, within the Texas Association of School Boards, National Association of School Boards and other national organizations, committed to the full growth and development of Black and other minority children

The TCBSBM apologizes to our members and the public as a whole as a previous posting of bylaws was incorrect. We also apologize for any confusion that may have resulted due to the posting. 

Below are downloads for our TCBSBM mission and bylaws as well as a signed final page.

TCBSBM Mission and Bylaws
TCBSBM_Mission and Bylaws.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 219.0 KB
TCBSBM Mission and Bylaws, with signed final page
TCBSBM_Mission and Bylaws_Signed Page.PD
Adobe Acrobat Document 952.7 KB

Past Presidents of the TCBSBM

TCBSBM PAST PRESIDENTS, Josie Smith-Wright 2014-2016, Theodore (Ted) Beard 2012-2014, Josie Smith-Wright 2010-2012, Bobby Blount2008-2010, Tory Simmons 2006-2008
TCBSBM PAST PRESIDENTS, Ron Price 2004-2006, Lamar Walton 2002-2004, Doris Kennedy 200-2002, Luther Edwards 1998-2000, Patricia Mallard 1996-1998
TCBSBM PAST PRESIDENTS, Maxine Lane-seals 1994-1996, Patricia Mallard 1992-1994, Lenita White 1990-1992, Maxine Lane-seals 1988-1990, Dr. Yvonne Ewell 1986-1988
TCBSBM PAST PRESIDENTS, Lenita White 1984-1986, Kathyln Joy Gilliam 1982-1984, Emma Horn 1980-1982, Dr. Emmit Conrad 1978-1980

In memorial of Kenneth & Sharon Sternes

Sharon was a School Board President in the DeSoto Board of Education and an advocate for public education having served on the DeSoto Board of Education since May 2002. Her Husband Kenneth Kenneth Ray Sternes passed away on August 29, 2009. Sharon presented the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members with a $2,000 education scholarship in memory of her husband after he passed. Sharon passed away on Friday, Jan. 7 after a lengthy battle with cancer.


She leaves two sons Rainey Alan Sternes and Ryan Jewel Sternes.