West Hardin County CISD's Michael Smith Honored as RISE Award Recipient by TASBO

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Michael Smith, RTSBA, Chief Operations Officer at West Hardin County CISD, was one of 13 recipients of the 2024 RISE Award.

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Smith, RTSBA, Chief Operations Officer at West Hardin County CISD, has been recognized as one of the 13 exceptional recipients of the 2024 RISE Award by TASBO. This prestigious accolade celebrates Michael's outstanding contributions during his early years at TASBO, distinguishing him as a future leader in the profession.

Michael's career in education began as a teacher and principal, in which he developed a deep understanding of the educational landscape. Transitioning to his current role as Chief Operations Officer, Michael has continued to demonstrate his commitment to excellence and leadership. His involvement in the TASBO mentoring program highlights his dedication to supporting and guiding his peers within the school business community.

Reflecting on his journey, Michael credits TASBO as an indispensable pillar of support throughout his career. "TASBO has provided invaluable resources and a network of professionals that have been crucial to my success," Michael shares.

We proudly congratulate Michael Smith on this well-deserved honor.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights from TASBO as we continue to celebrate the outstanding contributions of leaders like Michael Smith.

RISE Award 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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