Bobby Blount, a Northside ISD Board of Trustee since 1999, received the 2011 Celebration of Leadership Outstanding Alumni Award from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) during its annual conference this past weekend.
The award was established in 2006 to recognize a Leadership TASB graduate whose leadership activities have exemplified the highest standards and whose activities achieved noteworthy significance. Leadership TASB is a year-long development program designed to take experienced board members to a new level of service and leadership.
“Bobby isn’t driven by ego or personal biases and cares little for taking credit for the many education-related initiatives he has single-handedly established and that have directly contributed to Northside’s reputation for excellence,” says Dr. John Folks, NISD superintendent. “When Bobby senses that the community or students aren’t being served on some level, he doesn’t point fingers. Instead, he makes sure he’s part of the solution.”
Blount is a founding member and current president of the Bexar County School Boards Coalition and is the creator and chief organizer of the annual Texas Solar Race Car competition. He also serves on the steering committee for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National and Regional Science Bowl competitions, is on the board of directors for the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members, and is a member of the MITRE Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee, the San Antonio Area Foundation African American Community Fund Steering Committee, and the John Jay Science & Engineering Advisory Committee. He is also the chair of the Lonestar Investment Pool, and serves on the San Antonio Education Partnership Board of Directors.
Blount has been committed to helping young people practically his entire life. He began coaching community sports during his high school years, and is founder and director of the Dragons Soccer Club and chairman of the Youth Orchestra San Antonio (YOSA).
Blount works for The MITRE Corporation in San Antonio, where he manages engineering projects focused on finding solutions to Department of Defense cyber and security challenges.
Blount received his law degree from George Mason University, his master’s degree from St. Mary’s University, and his bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy. He and his wife, Sandra, have two children, Robbie and Jaelynn.