TCEA Welcomes Alyssa Butler as Area 8 Director
by Emily Horn
April 11, 2022

Austin, Texas: TCEA is pleased to announce Alyssa Butler as the association’s new Area 8 Director. As the Area 8 Director, Alyssa will unite with 25 other educators to guide TCEA in its mission to advance teaching and learning through technology and its vision of learning without limits.

Alyssa has been an involved member of TCEA since 2015. She has attended four TCEA Convention & Expositions, TCEA’s Campus Technology Specialist Academy, and various TCEA sponsored webinars.

Alyssa earned a bachelor’s degree in English, and she is currently certified in English language arts and English as a second language for grades 8-12. Alyssa has been a professional educator since 2013 when she started as an English teacher in Sulphur Springs ISD. During her seven years in the classroom, she has taught freshman through junior English classes. Currently, Alyssa is an Innovative Learning Design Specialist at Sulpher Springs High School. Alyssa is dedicated to providing hands-on, technology-rich opportunities to her students.

For six years, Alyssa was a student council advisor. During this time, her campus became a TASC Sweepstakes school for their involvement in TASC and their work on campus. Additionally, for her last three years as student council advisor, her school received the National Gold Council of Excellence award through the National Board of Student Councils.

“The future of TCEA lies in area unity,” says Alyssa. “Areas coming together to learn and work as a PLN will bring so many new and exciting opportunities to make bigger impacts in the classroom.” As Area 8 director, Alyssa is excited to be a part of making area unity and connection happen through TCEA.

“Our board is comprised of exceptional educators who champion the mission and vision of TCEA and make our work possible,” says TCEA Executive Director Lori Gracey. “We are thrilled to welcome our new members and continue working with returning members, mixing new, fresh perspectives with valuable experience and insights. It’s going to be a great year.”


Name Position Term
Dr. Ronnie Gonzalez President 2022-2023
Mindi Vandagriff Vice President 2022-2023
Brian Grenier Past President 2022-2023
Luann Hughes Convention Chair 2022-2023
John Bimmerle Members Services Chair 2022-2024
Dr. Brian Brown Finance and Records Chair 2021-2023
Dr. Cynthia L. Piña Area 1 2020-2023
Jennifier Krnavek Area 2 2022-2025
Dr. Sheryl Roehl Area 3 2021-2023
Meredith McCune Area 4 2022-2025
Mark Simmons Area 5 2021-2023
Brenda McDonald Area 6 2021-2024
Brad Stewart Area 7 2020-2023
Alyssa Butler Area 8 2022-2025
Don Sewell Area 9 2020-2023
Lydia Croupe Area 10 2022-2025
Jessica Mays Area 11 2021-2023
Jacki Wright Area 12 2022-2025
Cori Coburn-Shiflett Area 13 2021-2024
Shawn Schlueter Area 14 2021-2024
Sherry Hall Area 15 2021-2024
Tammy McLain Area 16 2022-2025
Bill Landis Area 17 2020-2023
Mark Patrick Area 18 2021-2024
Crystal Fuentes Area 19 2021-2024
Jeannine Freeman Area 20 2021-2024


TCEA Membership is divided into areas that correspond to the 20 Education Service Centers in Texas. The full board is made up of one representative from each of the 20 areas and seven directors elected to the executive committee.

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TCEA ( is a nonprofit, member-based organization that has supported the use of technology in education since 1980. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK–16 environment and providing our members with cutting-edge knowledge and resources through conferences, workshops, online and print publications, and collaborations with higher education and business.