Board of Trustees

  • Jamie Larson – President
    I served public schools for 27 years as a band director and teacher. I taught in Spur ISD, Wellington ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Rockdale ISD, and Bryan ISD. I served as a Band director 5-12, High School Director, Middle School Director. I also taught High School Texas History and US Government. I took a one year sabbatical to serve as the Continue Reading
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  • Carlos Ortiz – Vice-President
    I worked 33 years in public schools and 10 years at San Antonio College.
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  • La Vonne Rogers – Secretary-Treasurer
    I spent 38 years as a primary classroom teacher, instructional coordinator and an assistant superintendent. Most of these years were in Austin ISD. I believe TRTF’s greatest accomplishment is spreading the importance of the work that TRTA and TRTF does for Texas retired educators well as the economy of Texas. This has been done through great and accomplished leadership, the Continue Reading
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  • Elva Garcia – Board Member
    I taught Vocational Home Economics at San Diego High School for 35 years. I am serving on the Beginning Teacher Scholarship Committee. I hope my education legacy is that I inspired my nieces and nephews, my students and others to become educators, and that I served to live and lived to serve.
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  • Lynn Granzin – Board Member
    I served 41 years in public education. I worked at San Angelo ISD, Lubbock ISD, Bronte ISD, Miles ISD as a secondary math teacher. I also worked at the Education Service Center Region XV as a math consultant. I hope to provide a solid mathematics background to my students, encouraging teachers to embrace math education, and applying a good work Continue Reading
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  • Ronnie Jung – Board Member
    While I did not work in a public school, I did have 39 years of public service including 15.5 years at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, where I served as the Executive Director from 2004 to 2011. My favorite TRTF program is "A Helping Hand," and I hope to see it grow through the use of our Endowment Fund. I Continue Reading
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  • Martha Kallus – Board Member
    I served 29 years as a classroom teacher in Texas. My entire career was in Midland, Texas with the exception of a semester as a beginning teacher in Plainview and a year in New Mexico. During my career, I was a classroom teacher in home economics, elementary and special education, as well as the teacher/coordinator of the home economics cooperative education Continue Reading
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  • Carolyn Lance – Board Member
    I worked at  Queen City ISD as Elementary Music Teacher grades Pre-K through 5th grade, Elementary Spanish, District Arts Coordinator, Summer program coordinator, Site-Based Committee, Insurance committee for ISD.  The legacy that I hope to leave as a Texas educator is that serving others and having a charitable heart will live on through the lives that are touched.   
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  • Brenda Ritter – Board Member
    I worked at Katy ISD as its Communication Coordinator and Educational Writer in the Public Information Office. I worked with the Houston area media and the public--answering questions and solving problems. I wrote speeches  for the superintendent, trustees and other administrators. I designed and wrote brochures, and sent out numerous Katy ISD press releases. My goal was to keep the public Continue Reading
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