Betty Burks as more than 30 years of experience in public education. She has served as a teacher, principal, and administrator in large urban, suburban, and rural districts throughout Texas. Most recently she served as deputy superintendent for teaching and learning in San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD). Before joining SAISD, Betty served as associate executive director of instructional support and leadership development for the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).

Betty specializes in leadership development and strategic planning for results-oriented organizations. She is an experienced facilitator of:

  • Board Training
  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • The Effectiveness Institute (People Skills and Teams That Work)
  • The Work Itself Group
  • VitalSmarts programs (Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Change Anything, and Influencer)

With a wide range of experience in curriculum, instruction, and professional learning at all levels, she has shared her knowledge through presentations at national and state conferences. Well known for her expertise in leadership development of campus and district administrators, she was awarded the 2011 Excellence in Educational Leadership by the University Council for Educational Administration.

Betty holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas Tech University and Master of Education Administration from Sul Ross State University. Her life’s work as an educator has been focused on the improvement of educational opportunities for children by developing and supporting leaders at all levels.