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President’s Summer Article,

Well my time has come to an end, but I will still be involved and working for TESA as long as I live. It has been my honor and pleasure to lead the TESA team for 2015-2016.

I had a wonderful time at our SWC Conference in June and I hope you did too. Your conference experience is never perfect but I can tell you that each year the team in charge does everything in their power to make your conference experience a very memorable one. It is my hope that the classes you took were fun and beneficial to your professional growth. I hope you were able to share all of the things you learned with your co-workers and bosses when you went back to work.

I want to thank each one of you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come this year to the conference and your bosses for letting you have the time off.

I could not have made this year without our TESA Executive Board and Committees as well as everyone else that just showed up to volunteer. They did a great job working so hard all year as TESA members and I appreciate each one of them. I received such a beautiful bracelet and money from the board and committees and I just love it and really appreciate it.

Also, all of the members from Mesquite ISD (MEPA) that have supported me and helped me through so many times this year as the TESA President, I appreciate them so much. I work for a great district who really supports their support staff.

Also, so many individuals and districts gave me gifts last summer and this year at conference. Each gift was so special to me and I really did appreciate them and please forgive me if I forgot to thank you.

I also received so many hugs, encouraging words, kicks in the rear (lol), very wise wisdom and just so many things that I was so overwhelmed with each one and so appreciative of each one.

I think my favorite part of the conference was the Celebrations all together. I really felt like it gave special meaning and honor to each award that was given and made all of the 2016 STEM Graduates, Administrator of the Year and the Nelda Van Dyke winners a special time to enjoy what each accomplishment meant to them.

I can’t thank, Lisa, Melissa and Gerald, SWC and STEM committee along with the advisory committee and many past presidents enough for carrying me through this year. I will be praying daily for Lisa and Teena and their board and committee members as they lead all of our TESA members next year.

Music is a huge part of my life and I hope you enjoyed the times during the conference when we had music playing, the dancers at the luncheon or just watching our very own members enjoying dancing at the banquet. Two of my favorite songs are, “You’ve Got a Friend” and “It Is Well with My Soul.”

 I have had to put in my retirement notice effective August 31, 2016 because of my health so I will need your continued prayers and will still be active in TESA and MEPA. As I move into the role of past president and a retiree I hope you will always know that you have a friend in me and that if my health doesn’t get better, I know I will be with my Lord in Heaven.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support and I ask you to keep those prayers going up for me daily. I love each member and I look forward to us working together to continue to keep TESA alive and going strong.

Thanks for my wonderful journey as your president,

Dianne Lemons

TESA President 2015-2016

TESA Calendar

Tuesday, September 13, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Business Grammar & Letter Writing
Saturday, September 17, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Effective Office Practices
Tuesday, September 20, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Professional Image
Saturday, October 1, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Effective Office Practices
Saturday, October 1, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Basic Communication
Tuesday, October 18, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Professional Growth Plan (AM)

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