Covey Reelected to State Association Board

For release: October 29, 2018
Contact: Theresa Gage-Dieringer, 512.467.3564
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(Austin) — The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Bob Covey of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 4, position F.

Covey has served on his local board, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, for 13 years and held the positions of president, vice-president, and secretary. A Leadership TASB graduate and Master Trustee, he is a director of the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards, has presented at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Annual Conference, and has attended the NSBA Federal Relations Network Conference. He also has presented at the TASA/TASB Convention and TASB Winter Governance and Legal Seminar.

Active at the local level, he is a member of the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce and has participated in the district’s athletic and chorale booster clubs, bus buddy program, and Read Across America initiatives. Each semester for the past 12 years, he has lectured about school board governance to junior education majors at the Texas State University (TxSU) College of Education. Covey is founder and president of Go Public Gulf Coast and is active in Impact with the Harris County Department of Education.

Covey earned his bachelor’s degree at TxSU and has held numerous leadership positions with the university’s alumni association. He retired from American Alloy Steel, Inc., after serving 35 years with the company. His retirement was short-lived when American Alloy Steel asked him to reactivate his role as vice-president of sales; he resumed his position seven years ago.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million students.