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The 2021 Fall Conference - October 27-29, 2021, originally scheduled for Houston, will be a virtual conference. Details coming soon

ACET 2021 Spring Virtual Conference Highlights

Thank You Spring 2021 Sponsors

View The ACET Fall 2021 Conference Presentations

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Letter From Mark Ybarra, ACET President

Welcome to ACET!  We are dedicated to meeting the needs of students in at-risk situations across the state of Texas. To do this, we strive to provide quality professional learning and disseminate current information related to state and federal programs to our members. It is my honor to serve as the ACET President as we continue to move forward through an unprecedented time.

Through ACET’s first virtual conference, educators and leaders from across the statecollaborated and shared best practices to meet students’ and schools’ diverse needs. Although the challenges educators face in each district are undoubtedly unique, we can learn from one another and keep all students moving forward. ACET is dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to stay connected and provide opportunities for its members to learn and grow together.

Thank you for visiting our website, and if I can help you in any way, please contact me. Let us know how ACET can help you!


Mark Ybarra, ACET President


A Letter from Shirley Coleman, ACET Executive Director

Greetings ACET Members:

I want to thank all of those of you who participated in making the spring 2021 virtual conference a great one.   Without the assistance of many of our members we would not be able to provide the quality program that you saw.

I want to extend special thanks to Dr. Jamie Bryson and Tami Knight for their work on the pre-conference.   It was attended by approximately one third of the 800+ people who registered for the conference.  Also, a special thank you to all the TEA staff who presented information at the conference and to those others who also presented.

Please remember that all the recorded sessions will be available for review from the ACET website.  You will sign in using your username and password.  Documents provided by the presenters are also found there.

Sponsors and exhibitors also deserve a round of applause for their support of the organization.  We do appreciate that they chose to be part of the virtual conference.  We realize this is not the optimal way to interact with people, but we hope that it was a good situation for them.

The program planning committee under the leadership of Deon Quinn has begun their work and are planning for the conference in October.  We have chosen to do this conference virtually as well due to the still unknown status of travel by TEA and school districts.  Decisions had to be made by the end of April to continue virtual meetings or face-to-face.  Given our knowledge at the time, virtual seemed the best way to proceed.  We hope to be back face-to-face in the spring of 2022.

Congratulations to all our retirees and scholarship winners.   We wish them great fortune in their new ventures.

Take Care, Be Save and Watch the website for more information about the October 2021 conference.

Shirley Coleman, Executive Director

Welcome to ACET

Over the past 40+ years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has helped thousands of educators provide programs for educationally disadvantaged children in Texas. ACET is committed to ensure that all children from Texas reach the pinnacle of success.