2022 txedFest Talks




Called to Lead

Los Fresnos CISD Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar, the 2022-23 TASA president, talks about how he sometimes visits classrooms in his district to “fill his cup” and reflects on how blessed school leaders and other educators are to do what they do despite the often-overwhelming challenges.


LaTonya Goffney, Aldine ISD superintendent and 2022-23 TASA president-elect, talks about the importance of resilience. She shares the story of her daughter Joslyn and what it has been like for her to grow up as the “superintendent’s kid” and how the challenges of leadership sometimes extend beyond the leader.

You are the Lifeline

Terrell ISD Superintendent and TASA member Georgeanne Warnock, the “subbing superintendent,” gives a humorous and uplifting txedFest Talk in which she tells the story of how she became a teacher and how important educators are in the lives of their students.

Positively Leading

Lamar CISD Superintendent and TASA Executive Committee member Roosevelt Nivens shares how you can connect to your purpose and inspire others by telling his moving personal story and talking about what it means to “speak life” to yourself and others.

Called to Advocate

Sunnyvale ISD Superintendent Doug Williams, former TASA president and Legislative Committee chair, talks about how important it is for school leaders and others to be advocates for our schools and shares his personal “why.”