Lawrence M. Galloway | Chief Financial Officer | DeSoto ISD
How did you get your start in school business?
I began working in school business at the Office of the State Superintendent in Washington D.C. I was the Chief Strategic Operations Management Analyst for the Office of K-12 Systems and Support. I was responsible for leading the rollout of risked based monitoring of all federal programs, fiscal monitoring and compliance of federal programs, and internal operations for the division.
What do you like best about your job and where you work?
I am an educator at heart. So I enjoy seeing and interacting with students, teachers, and staff daily. Now that I am on the finance and operations side, I enjoy seeing projects and initiatives come to fruition.
Why do you recommend TASBO to your colleagues? What programs and services do you find useful?
I recommend TASBO to any and all educators, particularly anyone that wants to move into administration or leadership. Learning about budgeting, PEIMS, and overall operations gives you a more well-rounded understanding of how a school district operates.
What is your favorite TASBO training to attend and why?
The PEIMS classes. I am a nerd! I thoroughly enjoy working with data and excel spreadsheets.
What was your childhood dream job?
I wanted to work for Diddy! I have always wanted to be the personal assistant to a celebrity or someone important.
What book could you read over and over again?
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
Tell us a fun fact (or two!) about yourself:
I am a former gymnast and Southern University cheerleader.
What's one thing you're excited about/looking forward to in the future?
I am excited to continue growing and developing in my career. I am looking forward to providing kids with the same educational opportunities I had while in school.
Are you currently working towards a TASBO certification?
Yes, working on my RTSBA!
Anything else you would like to include?
There is no state like Texas. Texas is nationally leading K-12 education in innovative school models and academic attainment. I am so glad to be a part of that!