Member Spotlight JJ Colburn
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
TSAE Member Since 2001
What We Do
Connect and empower educators and parents to meet the unique needs of gifted learners.
Number of Members
Annual Operating Budget
Years in Association Management
How I Got into Association Management
I became involved in associations through my own personal membership, volunteer service and leadership in organizations that served my professional career in education, which then led to a career in association management.
What I Like About My Job
Communicating the organization’s vision with members and staff, contributing to the professional journey of staff members, and establishing connections with other organizations.
My Biggest Challenge
Dealing with decreased participation from members due to school budget cuts.
What I am Most Proud of at Our Association
We have formed strong partnerships with other associations and have revised our volunteer leadership structure successfully.
What I Want to Learn from Other TSAE Members
I am interested to discover creative ways others are diversifying revenue and explore work place innovation strategies.
How TSAE has Helped Me
TSAE has provided opportunities to connect professionally and personally with brilliant and dynamic people. TSAE's professional development opportunities and resources are creative, cutting edge and relevant, which allows me to lead my association more effectively and with more confidence.