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Cindy Purdy was elected President of the Texas Association of Education Service Centers

Cindy Purdy was elected President of the Texas Association of Education Service Centers (TAESC) on Oct. 7 at the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards Annual Conference in Dallas.

She previous served as Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of the TAESC. The TAESC is a state association in which all 20 Education Service Centers (ESCs) in Texas are members. The Association’s purpose is to work toward promoting and advancing the educational services performed by the ESCs. As part of her duties as President of TAESC, Cindy will also serve on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors. Cindy has served on the Region 17 Education Service Center (ESC 17) Board of Directors since 2010. Prior to her service at ESC 17, Cindy served as a local school board member in Muleshoe ISD from 1987 – 2008. During her tenure on the board, she was elected to the office of Secretary for three years, Vice-President for one year, and President for eleven years.
In addition to her service with ESC 17 and Muleshoe ISD, Cindy’s experience includes membership in the South Plains School Board Association where she also served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and President. She has been involved at a statewide level with the TASB. She was elected by Region 17 school districts to serve as a member of the TASB Board of Directors for a number of years. Appointed by the TASB President, she served as a member of the TASB Risk Management Board of Directors and was President of that board from 2002 – 2008. Cindy has received numerous honors and awards during her service at both the local and statewide levels.
Cindy earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Sam Houston State University and taught school in Angleton, Galveston, El Paso, and Muleshoe. She is married to Dr. Bruce Purdy; they have three children and five grandchildren.


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