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Pat Hardy, a Member of the Texas Board of Education, to Address the Parker County Republican Party.

February 21, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 7:00pm

Pat Hardy, a member of the Texas State Board of Education will discuss the issues and challenges facing the Board of Education as they affect the education of our children on March 3rd at 7:00 PM in the Allene Strain Room at Weatherford College Student Center. The meeting is open to all interested citizens.
Patricia "Pat" Hardy, a lifelong educator, was elected to serve District 11 of the State Board of Education in November 2002 and re-elected in 2004 and 2008.
During her tenure on the board, Hardy, a Republican, has served on all three of the board's committees. She currently serves as chair of the board's Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund. She previously served as vice chair of the board's Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund. She has also been a member of the Committee on Instruction and Committee on School Initiatives.
Hardy is presently a part-time instructional specialist in the Weatherford Independent School District in Weatherford. For five years she served the district as the Social Studies Coordinator. Previously, she taught high school world history and world geography for 30 years at Castleberry High School in Fort Worth.
Hardy has received numerous education-related honors including the Secondary Teacher of the Year, Castleberry Independent School District, 1997; Alumnus of the Year, Howard Payne University, 1996; Teacher of the Year, River Oaks Chamber of Commerce, 1995; Texas Alliance for Geographic Education Distinguished Service Award, 2000; National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teaching Award, 2001; and the 1998 Texas Excellence in Education Award from The University of Texas Ex-Students' Association. In 2005 she was named Texas Social Studies Supervisor of the Year by the Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association.
In addition, Hardy was selected three times to participate in the Fulbright Seminar Abroad program, traveling to Egypt in 1988, Turkey in 1990, and China in 1994. She made numerous presentations to various civic and educational groups upon returning from those trips.
Hardy has served on many state and national education boards and committees. In 1988, she served on the state geography textbook committee and in 1997 and 1998, served on the writing team for the state's U.S. History End-of-Course examination. She was a member of the 2001 Texas Education Agency advisory team on the social studies portion of the state's new standardized test, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. She is a teacher consultant with the National Geographic Society Education division. She has served the Society since 1989 as the Texas Coordinator for the National Geographic Bee.
She has also served on the board for the Texas Council for the Social Studies as well as the executive board for the Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association. Presently she is serving on the state Steering Committee for the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education as well as on a national panel on teacher alliances for the National Geographic Society. Hardy began her statewide involvement in education reform after being appointed by the Texas Speaker of the House to both the Texas Education Economic Policy Center in 1989 and to the state's Committee on Student Learning in 1992. These boards laid the foundation for the Texas public education system reform movement.
Hardy holds a master's degree in Secondary Education and History from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies from Howard Payne University.
As a member of the State Board of Education, Hardy represents Ellis, Johnson, and Parker counties, along with part of Tarrant County.
If you would like to hear this amazing lady address the problems with Texas Education, you will want to attend the Parker County Republican Party meeting, March 3rd in the Allene Strain Room of the Doss Student Center at Weatherford College. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Please contact Zan Prince (817-594-5029) if you have any questions. Come, be involved, be informed, be ACTIVE!

Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

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