Freeman elected to statewide association board of directors

October 14, 2011
Board of Trustees President Karen Freeman

NISD Board President Karen Freeman has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 20B. The region encompasses 15 counties in Central Texas and includes 50 school districts with 500 schools, 40,000 total staff (of which 20,000 are teachers), and over 300,000 students.

By serving on this Board, Freeman will help shape TASB policies, and advocate for students and teachers, not only from the San Antonio area, but for all of Texas.

"It is truly an honor to be elected by my peers to the TASB Board of Directors," Freeman said. "I look forward to serving with men and women dedicated to promoting educational excellence for the children of Texas."

Freeman has served on the NISD Board of Trustees since May 2005. She was elected Board President in May 2011, and has also served as vice president and secretary.

Freeman received her bachelor's degree in medical technology from the University of Central Florida. She currently serves as an administrative assistant in her husband's medical office practice.

Her four children are all products of NISD (K-12), and are now all college graduates. While they were in school, she held various leadership PTA and booster club positions, and was awarded a Texas Honorary Life PTA Membership. She is an active member of the Bexar County School Board Coalition, a 2009 graduate of Leadership TASB, and is certified as a master trustee.

TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local public school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 4.8 million public school students