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.