President's Corner

Winter 2020

Happy New Year TASN Members! Welcome to 2020!

By now you should all be feeling the “Holiday Hangover” and hopefully haven’t already broken your New Year’s Resolutions for 2020! I am having a hard time believing that it is 2020 already! Time sure flies when you are having fun---so, are you having fun?

Like most of you I know that the regulations and policies frustrate each of you no matter what level you are working on; on the serving line, in the kitchen, in the office and even at the administration level, we all feel the long arm of the law; so to speak. But are you having fun? Are you making it fun for the kids who come through your line each day? Are you having fun in the way you plan, prepare and serve the kids in your districts each day? Of course, fun is not a prerequisite, but it sure makes the day go by faster and what a pleasure it is to be able to make good memories for the kids you see each day! I want to be that department, that school, that district, that state…that TASN that accentuates the positive and strives to make it the best experience our students have!

2020 is a new year and a time to make changes. Let’s make a New Year’s Resolution together! 2020 needs to be a year of growth for TASN like we have never had before. How? By all of us reaching out to staff we see each day and getting new members! It is time for us all to come together, grow membership and make TASN stronger! Just like the theme from Summer Conference 2019 Better, Stronger, Together! We need each other. We need the networking, need the sharing of ideas and experiences. We need TASN members to step up and volunteer to teach classes and share the knowledge that we have. We need to be sharing the successes of each other and celebrating all the great things each of us are doing in each district. This is what happens when TASN members come together. It’s time to share successes across the great state of Texas and support each other in all our accomplishments. It’s Time for TASN members to shine nationwide.

I have been very blessed that at different times in my professional life , I have had people who have been there to support and encourage me—a friend, a superintendent, a coworker or even a director from a different district; and it has been that support that has shown me exactly how important ‘support’ is for all of us. That is what TASN is. It is a support system for all TASN members. We support each other as TASN members to help each other grow strong as well as help TASN grow strong. If you need support, remember we are all here for you—so reach out to us!

Remember, we are Better, Stronger, Together! See you all soon!


Melissa Bryan
Copperas Cove ISD
2019–2020 TASN President