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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

As those of you who attended the Fall ACET conference learned, we really are Moving Forward!  We had a very successful virtual conference which was attended by almost 800 people.

We want to thank TEA for their assistance in providing the majority of our speakers and as always we came away with a great deal of useful information.  Also, our pre-conference presenters, Dr. Jamie Bryson and Ms. Catherine Eubanks assisted those new to federal programs by presenting a general overview of many of the programs and the work associated with them.  And last but not least, we want to thank our exhibitors who always provide valuable information for our members to take back to their districts.

For those of you who registered for the conference, the recording and handouts for each session will be available for your review from the ACET website.  You will need your password to access the recordings and handouts.  Please check the website for further directions on how to access these recordings/handouts. Information about the exhibitors may also be found on the website under exhibitors/sponsors.

Our new President -Elect, Deon Quinn has already begun planning for the spring 2021 conference.  At this time, we are uncertain about the format, but information should be coming to you shortly.

As we prepare to exit this year of uncertainty in our work and homelife, one of the things you can count on is ACET and its commitment to assisting you in your work on behalf of the children of Texas.

It is our hope that each of you and your love ones stay safe and healthy.

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.