Round Rock ISD administrator named recipient of Texas Association of School Administrators scholarship

Carla Amacher, area superintendent of Round Rock ISD, was one of two recipients for the 2020 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Carla Amacher, area superintendent of Round Rock ISD, was one of two recipients for the 2020 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Carla Amacher, area superintendent of Round Rock ISD, was one of two recipients for the 2020 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Carla Amacher, area superintendent for Round Rock ISD, was named one of two recipients of the Texas Association of School Administrators' Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship, according to a Dec. 11 Round Rock ISD news release. The Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship recognizes "outstanding doctoral students pursuing careers in educational leadership, with particular emphasis on the superintendency," per the release.

A scholarship committee composed of Texas school superintendents and public school district administrators selected the recipients for the 2020 scholarship.


Amacher is working on her doctorate in educational administration at Concordia University, according to the release.

“As a superintendent, I would hold firmly that success on any standardized measure of achievement would be the byproduct of a high-quality educational experience,” she wrote in her application, per the release. “We don’t have to practice taking tests. We don’t even have to engage students in long reviews prior to taking them. What we do need is to nurture a generation of students who can think, solve problems, collaborate, self-manage, and innovate.”

Amacher will be rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship during the 2020 TASA Midwinter Conference, hosted in Austin from Jan. 26-29, per the release.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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