John Schaefer

TAAE Members and Guests,

Welcome to Texas Association for Alternative Education Website.

The sweltering summer may have a grip on us right now but this week marks the return to school for a number of you and more to start in the coming weeks.  This school year beginning will undoubtedly be a hot start to the greatest year yet as we continue our climb out of the COVID era of the past two years and “Together We Rise” for the success of our kids.

Here at TAAE we are beginning our 33rd year as the “Greatest Organization in the state for Alternative Education.”  This is the direct results from YOU our members that are always at the top of your game for student success.

Our 33rd Annual conference will be held in Austin at the Holiday Inn hotel February 1-3, 2023.  This hotel is located across IH-35 from the Radisson (Crowne Point) where we have met for many years.   This year’s conference is an in-person conference. There are no-mandates for masks across the state however, you use your own judgement and if you feel the need to wear a mask then please do so. If changes come our way from the state, TAAE will update our protocols and let you know via our website.

The current schedule for the “Genius Bar” is September 20, 2022, October 18, 2022, November 15, 2022, and January 17, 2023, so don’t miss these great opportunities to enhance your knowledge. These are all held on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. So, join us for some great discussions and sharing of expert knowledge.

I wish each and every one of you a great school year and with much success.

Those of you that are not members, please consider joining our ranks and becoming a part of the greatest organization for student success in the state of Texas.

John Schaefer
TAAE President 2021- 2023