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20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

Even though I'm still two months shy of my one year anniversary as a Texas resident, I can already vouch for the saying that everything's bigger here. The food, football, insects, hair (thanks, humidity) and arguably, state spirit are all bigger in Texas. Another "big" here is education. As the Engagement Specialist for an edtech organization, I was excited to learn more about Texas schools and what better place to start than social media?

Following educators and educational organizations on Twitter is a quick way to help teachers and parents keep up with the latest trends in education. For teachers, Twitter can also inspire innovation when giving instruction in and out of the classroom. With over 5 million students currently enrolled in Texas public schools alone, the Twitterverse is rich with insights from Texas educational leadership. These educators use Twitter as an effective tool to engage others in conversation and share their knowledge - all in an effort to educate the state's future leaders.

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite educational Twitter accounts from deep in the heart of the Lone Star State.

 Teachers to Follow on Twitter (+ Teacher Experts)

1. Donna Boucher @MathCoachCorner

Donna Boucher is a self-described math junkie! As a K-5 interventionist and blogger, she tweets practical math lessons and motivational quotes.

 

2. Nancy Crouch @nancy_lead4ward

Tweeting from El Paso, Nacy Crouch is a source of education excitement. She shares classroom news and mathematical activities. Her enthusiasm for school shows as she posts everything from fire drill recaps to educational conference highlights!

 

3. Cori Coburn-Shiflett @CoburnCori

Cori Coburn-Shiflett is a digital learning coach sharing the latest and greatest in her personal edtech experiences. Based in Georgetown, she tweets all kinds of STEM inspiration. 

 

4. Brian Bushart @bstockus

Brian Bushart is an elementary math curriculum coordinator. He retweets a lot of resources from other educators and shares his experiences at educational conferences. Doesn't this tweet make you want to find out what his presentation's all about?  

 

5. Ali Goljahmofrad @goljali

Looking for a little encouragement? Check out Ali Goljahmofrad's Twitter feed. It's chock full of inspirational words and thoughts to empower your work week as an educator.

Administrators to Follow on Twitter

6. Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger

Based in Cypress, Eric Sheninger is an award-winning principal, best-selling author and Senior Fellow at International Center for Leadership in Education. He shares insights from his own blog and keynotes, as well as nuggets of wisdom from fellow educators. 

 

7. Kendall G. Pace @KendallGPace

Kendall G .Pace is Board President of Austin ISD. With a focus on student outcomes and equity, she often tweets about current issues Texas education faces. 

 

8. AJ Crabill @ajcrabill7

AJ Crabill is Texas Deputy Commissioner of Education. He shares educational articles and photos from around Texas' schools.

 

9. David Kauffman @david_kauffman

Also tweeting out of Austin is David Kauffman, Executive Director of Multilingual Education for Austin ISD. 

 

10. Carl Hooker @mrhooker

Carl Hooker is Director of Innovation at Eanes ISD, a keynote speaker, author, and "edupreneur." Follow him for punchy tweets around technology and innovation that'll make you want to problem solve. 

Organizations to Follow on Twitter

11. Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) @txascd

To really get a pulse on what's happening in Texas education, follow Texas ASCD. They frequently tweet information and resources about teaching, learning and leadership topics.

 

12. Texas Kids Can't Wait @TXKidsCantWait

Texas Kids Can't Wait is an organization in support of adequate and equitable school funding. Their feed does a great job of sharing current and relevant educational news across Texas and the rest of the nation.

 

13. Region 13 Math @Region13Math

Region 13 Math tweets out of central Texas and shares everything from event opportunities to resources - all in an effort to support math educators.

 

14. Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TESPA) @TEPSAtalk

TEPSA's got a great pulse on Texas' educational climate because they serve school leaders. Their feed celebrates accomplishments in Texas schools and posts relevant news and links.

 

15. Northside ISD Elementary Math Department @NISDElemMath

Northside ISD knows how to make math fun! Their math department's feed shares math activities, accomplishments and inspiration from their schools and teachers.

 

16. The Texas Regional Collaboratives @trcollaborative

The Texas Regional Collaboratives is a program of UT Austin’s Center for STEM Education. Their feed is a good source of professional development opportunities for educators.

 

17. The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) @OfficialATPE

ATPE is Texas' largest educator group and their feed serves up current news, events, encouragement and the occasional contest for educators.

 

18. Raise Your Hand Texas @RYHTexas

Raise Your Hand Texas identifies and pilots promising ideas to improve public education, and support the conditions & policies to scale proven approaches to benefit all Texas students. Their feed is full of success stories and encouragement for their partner schools.

 

19. Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) @TXSBOE

TXSBOE sets policies and standards for Texas public schools. Look to their feed for up-to-date news on school procedures, board meetings and relevant action items for parents and educators alike.

 

20. Texas Education Agency @teainfo

The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education in the state of Texas. It helps deliver education to more than 5 million students, and their tweets deliver timely reminders and updates on the state's educational policies and workings.

Bonus: Education Hashtags to Follow on Twitter

Finally, here are some of my favorite hashtags to keep an eye on when it comes to the Texas education scene. 

Learn more about MIND's partnership with Texas schools here!

Kelsey Skaggs

About the Author

Kelsey Skaggs is the Engagement Specialist at MIND Research Institute. She enjoys showing others how fun and engaging math can be.

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