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Thomas Lawing, MS, RTSBA

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu

I have been at ACISD since 2002 and have worked my way from a computer technician to my currently role as Director of Security and Operations. I have an extensive Technology background due to my 15 years directly supporting our students and staff layered with my craving for life time learning. Since my move from the Technology Department, I served as the Director of Operational Services for 4 years. The Operational Services Department included Technology, Maintenance/Construction, Custodial Services, and Purchasing. I am now the Director of Safety and Operations and serve the Maintenance/ Construction, Health Services, and Safety/Police Departments.

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Bachelor of Science - Occupational Training and Development - TAMUCC
Associate of Science - Networking Technology -Del Mar College
Incident Command System (ICS) - ICS 100, 200.c,362.a, 700.b, 800.c - FEMA NIMS
Stop the Bleed - American College of Surgeons (ACMSI & TDEM)
Heart Saver for K-12 Schools - American Heart Association
Educational Leadership, Ed.D. - College of Educational and Human Development - TAMUCC
Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) - The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research
Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) - the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN)
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"The Man in the Arena"

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt