Coppell ISD Trustee Wins 2021 Advocate of the Year 

For immediate release: September 27, 2021
Contact: Dax Gonz├ílez, 512.789.4824, dax.gonzalez@tasb.org

(Dallas) – Tracy Fisher, trustee on the Coppell ISD Board, was named Advocate of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). The award was presented Friday, September 24, in Dallas during the annual conference hosted by TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators.

Fisher, who began advocating for public schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex long before she was first elected in May 2012, has spent more time over the past few years advocating at the state and federal levels. During the 2021 legislative session, she testified before the State Board of Education and in committees of the Texas Legislature, maintained regular contact with both her legislators and other key legislative members, and rallied dozens of other trustees and school leaders to get involved in advocating for Texas public schools.

“Tracy is the consummate advocate, pairing dedication and a willingness to learn about multiple facets of public education policy to achieve concrete results,” said TASB Legislative Committee Chair and Dallas ISD trustee Dan Micciche, who presented Fisher with the award during the TASB School Board Advocacy Network luncheon on Friday. “One of her most admirable talents is how successful she is in encouraging others to get engaged and fight for Texas public schools and our students.”

Almost 500 trustees competed to be TASB’s Advocate of the Year. Trustees earned points in TASB’s first-ever Legislative Advocacy Game by logging their advocacy activities, such as following TASB on social media, contacting legislators, and speaking to community groups. The winner was selected based on achieving the highest score in the game and demonstrating exceptional advocacy throughout the year. 

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 5.4 million students.