Mission.
Vision.
Commitments.

TFAA equips leaders to advance high quality fine arts education for all.

TFAA is an organization dedicated to empowering leaders in the Fine Arts educational community. We provide conferences, workshops, trainings, and resources for Fine Arts administrators. Our goal is to help Fine Arts educational leaders thrive by providing a space where they can grow, collaborate, and support one another.
TFAA is committed to:

  • Advocating
  • Collaborating
  • Supporting
  • Developing
  • Holding

Advocating

Advocating

Advocating tirelessly for the advancement of fine arts education, community engagement, and increased access to arts education.

Collaborating

Collaborating

Collaborating as Fine Arts Administrators to provide support, guidance, and professional learning opportunities.

Supporting

Supporting

Consciously supporting all students, educators, and programs in ways that develop lasting relationships with all stakeholders.

Developing

Developing

Developing partnerships that allow for lasting collaborative relationships between arts organizations, school districts, and other stakeholders.

Holding

Holding

Holding students and their potential for achievement at the center of all decision-making, instructional support, and planned trainings.

People dedicated to Fine Arts

TFAA Board Officers

President

Manuel Gamez

Director of Fine Arts, Pflugerville ISD

President's Message

Dear Esteemed Members and Colleagues, I am honored and humbled to serve you as the President of the Texas Fine Arts Administrators. As we navigate through the vibrant landscape of fine arts education and administration, I am continually inspired by the dedication and passion each of you brings to our collective mission.In Texas, the arts hold a special place in our hearts, enriching our communities, nurturing creativity, and fostering a sense of identity and pride. As administrators, educators, and advocates, our role is pivotal in ensuring that every individual has access to high-quality fine arts education and experiences.This year, despite the challenges we’ve faced, I’ve witnessed incredible resilience and innovation within our community. From adapting curriculum to virtual platforms to finding innovative ways to showcase student talent, your commitment to excellence has shone brightly.As we move forward, let us continue to collaborate, share best practices, and support one another in our endeavors. Together, we can elevate the profile of fine arts education, advocate for its importance, and empower the next generation of artists, musicians, performers, creators, and fine arts educators.I encourage each of you to remain steadfast in your dedication, embrace change with optimism, and strive for excellence in all that you do. Together, we will shape a future where the arts thrive and flourish across the great state of Texas.Thank you for your unwavering commitment and passion for the fine arts. ~ Manuel J Gamez

Vice-President

Kim Blann

Director of Fine Arts, Keller ISD

Secretary

Jeff Bradford

Director of Fine Arts, Richardson ISD

Past-President

Jim Drew

Director of Fine Arts, Fort Bend ISD

Executive Secretary

Peter Warshaw

Director of Fine Arts, Retired, Leander ISD

TFAA Area Representatives

About

Jeff Turner
North Texas
Allen ISD

About

Andrew Babcock
Northwest Texas
Lubbock ISD

About

Karen Herrera
Central Texas
Killen ISD

About

Manny Rodriguez
South Texas
Valley View ISD

About

Dr. Joe Clark
Southeast Texas
Spring ISD

About

Armando Martinez
West Texas
Socorro ISD

TFAA Current Outstanding Administrator

About

Dr. Joe Clark
Southeast Texas
Spring ISD