President • Tomball ISD

Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora has been an educator in Texas for the past 34 years.  Currently she serves as Superintendent of Schools for Tomball Independent School District after working as their Chief Academic Officer for three years.  Previously she served the Round Rock Independent School District as Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Administration and the  Houston Independent School District as the Assistant Superintendent of School Support Services. She also served Spring ISD as an Assistant Superintendent and Kingsville Independent School District as the Superintendent of Schools, 

  She was recently nominated and selected for three years as the Texas representative for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), an appointed member of the Texas Education Agency Commissioner’s Cabinet, an elected member of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Committee representing Region 4, the Region 4 Texas Council for Women School Executives (TCWSE) Vice President of Membership and the Past President of Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) where she was a founding member.   

Dr. Salazar-Zamora earned a doctorate of education at Texas A&M University, a master of education in educational administration and a master of education in special education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and a bachelor of science at Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas.


Vice President • Leander ISD

Bruce Gearing, Ed.D. has served as the Superintendent of Leander ISD since September 2019.  Leander ISD, a fast-growing district north of Austin, added more than 1,000 new students for the 2019-20 school year, totaling more than 41,000 across its roughly 200-square mile district.

Previous to his time at Leander ISD, he was named Region 13 Superintendent of the Year and served as the Dripping Springs ISD superintendent since February 2012. During his tenure, he oversaw a fast-growth district, growing by approximately 50 percent, while supporting students with state and national success in academics, arts and athletics. 

Before moving to Dripping Springs, Gearing served as superintendent of Marshall ISD from 2009-2012, three years as an assistant superintendent at Mount Pleasant ISD, one year as a junior high principal, and four years as an elementary principal. A native of South Africa, Gearing started his career teaching science and math at the high school level, including three years at international schools. He proudly became a United States citizen in 2010. 

Gearing earned his doctorate degree from Texas A&M – Commerce, master’s degree from Texas A&M – Texarkana, and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and chemistry from the University of Witwatersrand.


Keith Bryant

Treasurer • Lubbock Cooper ISD

Keith Bryant is a Lamesa, Texas native who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University before realizing his calling was education. After a few years in the financial workforce, he returned to his hometown to teach and coach at Lamesa High School while pursuing a Masters in Education from Texas Tech. After several years in administration at the district, he became Superintendent. In 2008, he left Lamesa and West Texas to serve as Superintendent of Bullard Independent School District in Bullard, Texas. After six years at Bullard ISD, Mr. Bryant returned to the plains of West Texas, and has served as Superintendent of Schools at Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District in Lubbock, Texas since August 2014.

Keith serves on the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Commissioner’s Cabinet and is the first vice-chair on the UIL Legislative Council. He is the treasurer of the Fast Growth Schools Coalition, and also serves on the Texas Association of School Board (TASB) Benefits Cooperative Board. He previously served as the TASA Legislative Chair and sat on the TASA Executive Committee, and is the former president of the Texas Association of Midsize Schools (TAMS). He was named the Texas Superintendent of the Year in 2019.

Keith is also involved in a number of community and church activities. Keith and his wife, Tanya, a transition specialist at Lubbock-Cooper ISD, have three children and four grandchildren.

Dr. Justin Terry

Secretary • Forney ISD

Dr. Justin Terry has more than 22 years of experience in education. He is currently in his 6th year as superintendent of Forney ISD, which is the largest district in the fastest growing county the nation.

During his time in Forney ISD, Dr. Terry developed a systemic approach to the Forney ISD Collaborative Learning Community involving students, parents, businesses and community partnerships to ensure student success. Dr. Terry was also instrumental in the redesign of the District Career and Technology Education (CTE) Program as well as the development of a Future Ready curriculum. Forney ISD successfully passed two bonds in November 2019 for $623 million by 72% and May 2022 for $1.29 billion by 66%.

In addition to his appointments on the Texas Teacher Vacancy Task Force and the Industry Based Certifications Committee, he was named a 2022 National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Superintendent to Watch.

Dr. Terry received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Kinesiology from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas and he earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Study from the University of Texas in Arlington. He earned his Doctorate of Education from Texas A&M Commerce in Commerce, Texas. He has a Texas Superintendent Certification, a Texas Principal Certification, a Texas Teacher’s Certification in Mathematics, an Instructional Leadership Development Certification and a certification in the Professional Development and Appraisal System and the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System.


Immediate Past-President • Aledo ISD

Dr. Susan K. Bohn has served as the Superintendent of Aledo ISD since June of 2018.

Since her hiring, Aledo ISD has established a commitment to growing greatness and the provision of exceptional experiences for all students, staff, parents, and community members. In prioritizing high levels of learning for all students, Aledo ISD has adopted a consistent district-wide instructional focus, with an emphasis on best-practice teaching and learning expectations K-12. Dr. Bohn has emphasized increasing both academic and extracurricular opportunities for students in an effort to help them find what they love about school and best prepare them for the world.

Together with the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees and leadership team, Dr. Bohn has led the district’s work in forging and consistently improving a deep connection and level of trust between the district and its community.

With a firm belief that trust is earned through the way that she and the district serve children, families, staff, and the greater community, Dr. Bohn has worked closely with the Board of Trustees to engage in good governance and excellence in communication. The Board/Superintendent team completed the eXcellence in Governance (XG) professional learning series and adopted the district’s first-ever legislative priorities and advocacy plan on behalf of the Aledo ISD community. The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees was named the 2021 TASB Outstanding School Board for the state of Texas.

This work to forge and consistently improve a deep connection and level of trust between Aledo ISD and its community includes initiatives such as the Aledo ISD Local Government Collaborative, which brings together leaders in city, county, and state government, as well as chamber of commerce and education foundation leaders to collaborate in representation of the citizens of Aledo ISD’s fast-growth community.

Dr. Bohn has facilitated the Aledo ISD’s community’s planning for the current and projected significant fast growth of the district with a commitment to transparency and listening to and meeting the expectations of students, community members, and staff. In November of 2019, Aledo voters approved a $149 million bond, which is resulting in the current construction of a new elementary school, a new middle school, and significant renovations to three other campuses.

After being nominated by the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees, Dr. Bohn was named the Region 11 Superintendent of the Year in 2021. She is active in leadership positions in state-wide organizations, currently and having served as the Chair of the Fast Growth School Coalition, President of the Texas Association of Suburban and MidUrban Schools, a member of the UIL State Legislative Council and UIL State Executive Committee, and on the executive committee of the Texas Council of Women School Executives. Locally, she has served as the chair and vice-chair of the Region 11 superintendents council and on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Commission (chair of the Superintendent Advisory Council and co-chair of the Education and Workforce Policy Task Force). She works closely with the boards of the Aledo Education Foundation, Aledo ISD Parent Teacher Organization and Aledo Children’s AdvoCats as they work together in service to children, staff, and families in Aledo ISD. Dr. Bohn is active as a mentor for Texas superintendents new to the role and has taught policy, politics, and governance as an adjunct professor in Baylor University’s Educational Leadership/Superintendent preparation doctoral program.

She previously served as the Superintendent of Lockhart Independent School District from 2015-2018, where she was nominated by the Board of Trustees for Superintendent of the Year. Prior to Lockhart, she worked nine years in Lake Travis ISD as Interim Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and General Counsel. Her professional career also includes working in Fort Bend ISD as a high school teacher and as a school attorney for Bracewell.

Dr. Bohn has three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor of Arts in the Plan II Honors Program, a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a Juris Doctorate from the UT School of Law. She also has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Bohn is a native Texan and a graduate of Austin public schools. She and her husband Bill have two sons, proud Bearcats, Brice (class of 2026) and Brooks (class of 2031).


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