Betty Burks has more than 30 years of experience in Texas public education. She has served as a teacher, principal, and several central office administrator positions in large urban, suburban, and rural districts throughout Texas. Betty’s last position in a Texas public school system was deputy superintendent for teaching and learning in San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD). Before joining SAISD, Betty served as Associate Executive Director of Instructional Support and Leadership Development for the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). She also has experience working with non-profits and community organizations.

Betty is known for her expertise in leadership development of campus and district administrators and was awarded the Excellence in Educational Leadership by the University Council for Educational Administration in 2011.  She has a wide range of experience in leadership, curriculum, instruction, and professional learning at all levelsHer current focus is on facilitating processes that develop individual’s self-awareness and leadership ability through executive coachingShe is a co-author of Stop Fake Work in Education: Creating Real Work Cultures That Drive Student Success, available through Corwin Press.

Betty holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas Tech University and Master of Education Administration from Sul Ross State University. Her life’s work as an educator has been focused on the improvement of educational opportunities for children by developing and supporting leaders at all levels.