About Mr. TasmaSuperintendent
...Mr. Tom TasmaMr. Tasma has been the superintendent of the Channelview School District since the beginning of the 2002-2003 school year.He is a second-generation Dutch immigrant born in Grand Rapids, Michigan; to a father who was a steel worker in a mid-west factory, and a mother who was a short order cook at the Come Back fast-food hamburger stand.
Neither of his
parents have a high school education, but they instilled in their four children a strong work ethic and quality values.Mr. Tasma's
past working experiences include summer factory work while attending college, construction work, and 22 years of school experience.He received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, his master's degree and administrative certifications from Sul Ross State University.Mr. Tasma is certified as an elementary teacher, and he has taught classes at elementary, junior high, and high school.At the age of 30, he became the youngest superintendent in the State of Texas.Eight years prior to coming to Channelview he served as the superintendent of Royal ISD, which was commended in 2000 as being the most successful district in the State.He
is characterized as being hard working and uncompromising in his
dedication to the education of children.Mr. Tasma
is married to his
one and only wife, Diane.They have one son who is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University
.They call Channelview home, and according to Mr. Tasma
, are proud and honored to be a part of the Channelview community.