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20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

I've been a resident of the Lone Star State for over two years now, and I can definitely vouch for the saying: Everything is bigger in Texas! The food, football, insects, hair and arguably, state spirit, are all bigger here.

Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media! With over 5 million students currently enrolled in Texas public schools alone, the Twitterverse is rich with insights from state educational leadership. These educators use Twitter as an effective tool to engage others in conversation and share their knowledge—all in an effort to teach the state's future leaders.

In no particular order, here are some of my colleagues' and my favorite educational Twitter accounts from deep in the heart of Texas.

Teachers to Follow on Twitter (+ Teacher Experts)

1. Tony Bonazzi @GISDMath

Tony is a PK-12 Math Curriculum Coordinator for Georgetown Independent School District. Folllow him for Texas education updates, fun math content, and some Houston Astros highlights too!

2. Nicole Shanahan @HCDE_Math

Nicole is a Curriculum Director at Harris County Department of Education. She describes herself as mom, teacher, friend, collaborator, math lover, and problem solver. We love all the math moments she shares, and we enjoy her SEL content too.

3. 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.

4. Nancy Crouch @nancy_lead4ward

Tweeting from El Paso, Nancy 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!

5. 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?  

Administrators to Follow on Twitter

6. Mary Kemper @MrsKemper

Mary is the PreK-12 Director of Mathematics at Coppell ISD. She's also an Apple Distinguished Educator and President of the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics. We enjoy her enthusiasm for mathematics and all of the practical tutorials she shares.

7. Jill Siler @jillmsiler 

As the current Superintendent of Gunter Independent School District, Jill provides practical truths to powerfully lead through challenging times. In fact, she's writing a whole book about it!

8. Mohammed Choudhury @moh_choudhury

Mohammed is Chief Innovation Officer at San Antonio ISD and is a favorite to follow for insight into education policy.

9. AJ Crabill @ajcrabill7

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

Organizations to Follow on Twitter

10. Texas Star Alliance @TxStarAlliance

Texas Star Alliance is a bipartisan public affairs firm with offices in Houston & Austin. We often look to them for news when it comes to Texas education and other state government topics.

11. TASM @MathLeaders

The Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics Twitter feed is the place we turn to when seeking new and upcoming education events.

12. Personalize Dallas ISD @PersonalizeDISD

The Personalized Learning Team at the Dallas Independent School District has a great mission: to equip educators and their partners to personalize learning for kids! Look to their feed for lots of inspiration as they share events, resources, and other content.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. UT STEM Center @utstemcenter

The UT STEM Center's mission is to improve the teaching and learning of STEM through research, outreach, and educational services. Their feed is a good source of professional development opportunities 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: Texas-Specific Education Hashtags to Follow on Twitter

Looking to really engage? Check out these hashtags to keep an eye on conversations when it comes to the Texas education scene. 

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Kelsey Skaggs

About the Author

Kelsey Skaggs is the Public Relations and Communications Specialist at MIND Research Institute. She enjoys highlighting the work of colleagues and partners who champion MIND's mission.

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