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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.

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ACET 2016 Fall Conference
October 20-21, 2016
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas

Anticipating Change for Expected Transitions
Please join us for the ACET Fall Conference, which will be held in Dallas at the Sheraton Hotel on October 20-21, 2016. ACET conferences are still about preparing Texas' educational leaders to stay current in state and federal legislation that impacts compensatory education programs and students, and to facilitate the sharing and dissemination of best practice and program information that will positively impact schools and students. 

ACET Fall Conference General Session Speakers include:
  • Julia Martin, Legislative Director, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • Mark Baxter, Division Director, School Improvement and Support, Texas Education Agency 
  • Shannon Housson, Director, Division of Performance Reporting, Texas Education Agency
  • Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
  • Cory Green, Chief Grants Administrator, Texas Education Agency
New Directors
If you are a new director, plan to attend the New Directors' Academy session on Thursday, October 20 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  NEW THIS YEAR! This year's New Directors' Academy will be comprised of the New Directors' Orientation session and a New Directors' strand of break-out sessions offered at various times during the conference.

Please plan to network with your friends, colleagues and exhibitors during the scheduled breakfasts, breaks and lunch (complimentary and included in the registration fee) all located within the hotel's conference facilities. We will also be celebrating Ken Schrader's retirement and contributions to ACET.
The hotel room deadline is September 26, 2016.
Secure your place at this conference by registering TODAY!

For all conference related information please go to the upcoming conference page.

Hope to see you all in Dallas!

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):
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!



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