Durón Assumes Leadership of TASB District Services

For Release: December 16, 2013
Contact: Barbara Williams, 800.580.8272, ext. 6418
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(Austin) – Robert Durón has been named associate executive director of District Services for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). In his new role starting in January, he will lead the Association’s field staff and executive search services. Durón, who most recently served as deputy commissioner of finance and administration for the Texas Education Agency, has 32 years of education experience.

"Robert's knowledge of Texas public schools is extensive and will be a valuable asset for TASB members. I am excited that he is bringing his wealth of experience to this organization," said James B. Crow, TASB executive director.

"I have admired the work of the Texas Association of School Boards throughout my career in public education. I am looking forward to being a part of that excellent work," said Durón.

Prior to working at TEA, Durón was superintendent of San Antonio ISD for more than five years. During his years in San Antonio, he played a key role in bringing financial stability to the district by cutting its operating budget by $64 million, increasing its fund balance by more than 20 percent and passing a $515 million bond package in 2010.

Durón also served as superintendent of Socorro ISD in El Paso from 2003 to 2006. He was an assistant superintendent in Clear Creek ISD in League City for six years and has also worked as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal in various districts.

Durón, who holds a doctorate from Baylor University and two degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce, also has teaching experience at the higher education level, having worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston in Clear Lake and University of Texas at San Antonio.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve approximately 5 million public school students.