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Tuesday, October 10, 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Veramendi Salons E & F

Lunch Buffet & Keynote


Unlocking the Power of Our Voices

Amy Dodson, M.Ed.

Raise Your Hand Texas

As frontline educational leaders in Texas, you have a power that is largely untapped. Your voice and expertise are in critical need right now in your communities and in Austin especially as the struggle over school vouchers continues in the Legislature. Before CSOTTE 2023 wraps, let’s gather to consider the current political landscape of education, the ever-growing challenges facing teachers that we are sending out to the field, and identify tangible ways that we can make a positive difference for the profession moving forward.

Amy Dodson is Senior Regional Advocacy Director for Raise Your Hand Texas. Amy joined RYHT in 2019 after twenty-eight years in education most of which was in higher education. She was an assistant professor and administrator at Howard Payne University focusing on student academic success programs. When she shifted to K12 late in her career, she carried the passion to create systems and environments where students can find their greatest success to public education. Amy served as a Director of Instruction for almost a decade spending much of that time redesigning classrooms and instructional approaches to incorporate blended and personalized learning.


Amy is a graduate of Howard Payne University and of Tarleton State University with post-graduate certifications from both Texas Woman’s University and from the Principal’s Center at the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Amy and her husband, Dr. Jerry Dodson, have lived in Cisco for more than 20 years; the Dodsons have two grown children and one grandchild.

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