Welcome to ACET
Over the past 40 years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has helped helped thousands of educators provide programs for educationally disadvantaged children in Texas. ACET is committed to insure that all children from Texas reach the pinnacle of success.
News and Highlights
Meet ACET's New Executive Director
Susan "Susi" Tyler, is the new Executive Director of ACET. Susi has over 20 years experience in association management, finance, and event planning, having worked for industry associations specializing in the areas of education, medicine, utilities, & construction. Susi previously served as the Executive Director of the Texas State Reading Association and is experienced working with instructors and the education field. Susi also brings a wealth of event planning experience to ACET. She holds a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation from Meeting Planners International and has planned meetings & conferences throughout the US with over 1,000 attendees.
Susi has been a lifelong resident of Texas and has resided in central Texas for over two decades. She previously studied at theUniversity of North Texas in Denton, Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado, and South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. She has been married for over 22 years, is the proud mother of 2 young men, both attending Texas State University, and two Schnauzer "pups".
Fall Conference and Transitioning at ACET:
While this is a very busy time of year for all of our ACET members it is also a busy time here at ACET. We are in the process of transitioning at the leadership level here in the ACET office. Ken Schrader, who has been our Executive Director since 2010 will be leaving ACET in December and we are pleased to announced that Ken will be “passing the torch” to Susan (Susi) Tyler. Susi, who has a wealth of association and event planning experience has already started working and has begun setting up ACET’s new home office in Round Rock, Texas. We will have much more to share about Susi in an upcoming “Spotlight” article but for now please make a note of ACET’s new address:
PO Box 8248
Round Rock, TX 78664
Our phone and fax will remain the same. Susi’s email address is (posted under the Business Office webpage): email@example.com
We will be sending out a business change of address letter and new W9 form to each member district’s business office by June 25th.
Thank you for your patience during our transition.
2016 Scholarship Awards:
Congratulations to all of our 2016 Student and Adult Scholarship winners! Please click on the link below to see the list of our student and adult awards.
Click here to see the 2016 lists
2016 Spring Conference In Review
Wow! What a great turnout for the ACET 2016 Spring Conference. Thank you ACET members for making our spring conference a big success! Members from all 20 regions were in attendance and help push the attendance figure to over 650. The Austin Renaissance Hotel was a great host and everyone seemed to enjoy the meeting room spaces as well as the newly renovated exhibit hall and restaurant spaces. A big “THANK YOU” goes out to all of our presenters, both general and best practices breakout session speakers who presented very relevant, meaningful, and interesting topics. As usual, all of the sessions were very well attended. Our luncheon keynote speaker, Liz Huntley, was absolutely fabulous and of course we really appreciate TEA for sending their best headed up by Anita Villarreal and Cory Green. Please be sure to check the presentations page on our website to review presentation files that most all of our presenters have made available to us (must be logged in to view these files). We also appreciate our exhibitors and sponsors 806 Technologies, School Status, and Reasoning Mind who make the special effort to attend our conferences and make their products and services available to our members.
The ACET 2016 Fall Conference will be held in Dallas, October 20-21. With the many new developments affecting federal programs administration in our state, we expect this conference to be one that’s full of new information and one you won’t want to miss. See you in Dallas in October!
A Letter from ACET President, Gilbert Rodriguez
Welcome and thank you for joining us in this beautiful city of Austin. It is always a pleasure to be able to host the spring conference in our state capital. I am honored to serve the ACET organization as President. This spring conference theme is “Anticipating Change - Envisioning Tomorrow” so suitable for our current state of affairs in the education field. The Program Planning team has developed an informative program schedule with knowledgeable presenters and distinguished guest speakers that will bring us the latest information on the ESEA reauthorization. Read more ....
Welcome to the new ACET website:
Welcome from all of us at ACET to our new website! And while we’re very pleased with the look of our new site it’s “what’s inside the box that counts”. What makes our new site different about our past sites is that it is hosted and powered by Timberlake Membership Solutions – which is a very good thing for both ACET and our valued members. If you are affiliated with any other organization that is member-based, you have probably already experienced the benefits like: tracking your membership history, archiving of event attendance, self-generating event invoices, blogging, access to association benefits for members only, just to name a few. In order for you to be able to establish your membership and begin logging in to the ACET membership portal we have prepared an ACET Membership Login Guide. Please click here to download the guide. If you experience any problems with establishing a login, please contact Bernice Troxclair at 832-916-7575 or Ken Schrader at 832-644-5020. Again, welcome to our new site and we hope you enjoy the experience.
ACET President Accepts State Leadership Award:
ACET President, Dr. Robert Meaux, accepts the Texas State Leadership Award from NAFEPA President, Dr. Denise P. Ling at this year's NAFEPA conference. Some Texas members in attendance and pictured below were, from left to right, JoVanna Gamez, Andrea Moreno, ACET Region 17 Director Edna Gracia, ACET NAFEPA representative Nadine Wolfe, ACET President Dr. Robert Meaux , Camilla Medina, and ACET NAFEPA representative John Emerich.