Meet Amanda Ray, a 2024 RISE Award Recipient

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Amanda Ray, RTSBA, Chief Financial Officer at Blue Ridge ISD, was one of 13 recipients of the 2024 RISE Award.

Amanda Ray, Chief Financial Officer of Blue Ridge ISD, has been recognized as one of the 13 outstanding recipients of the 2024 RISE Award. This award celebrates Amanda's remarkable contributions during her early years at TASBO, distinguishing her as a future leader in the profession. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the RISE Award acknowledges individuals who exhibit promise and drive in the school business community.

Amanda brings a wealth of expertise to her role. As a member of the Budget Cohort, she is actively reshaping the narrative of financial management in small districts, utilizing her knowledge to drive positive change.

Reflecting on the significance of this recognition, Amanda states, " TASBO has been a great organization to help me be successful in my current role and I hope that in the future I can be a mentor to someone else to help them be successful as well."

Nomination Criteria

  • A current Active TASBO member for no more than 7 years as of August 31st
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and achievements in his/her role and the potential to lead the future of school business
  • Displays a desire to advance his/her career with continued engagement in TASBO
  • Has not won the award previously

Nominate someone deserving of a 2025 RISE Award today.

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