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'Delivering the Future' because that's what we do: Deliver the future — in the form of instructional materials — to Texas schoolchildren.

 

A Letter From Our President

It was great to see so many people from around the state of Texas at the conference in Frisco!  We had a packed conference program and a fun filled Casino Night from our Marquise sponsor, Follett.  I would like to thank everyone who helped with the conference!  Whether through teaching a session or being a mentor to a new coordinator, the IMCAT board could not have delivered such an amazing program without the help of veteran coordinators!

I believe the debriefing sessions we had this year were a huge success!  These sessions were set by enrollment counts per district and allowed us to compile good feedback in order to plan for future conferences.  If you attended the conference and haven’t filled out your conference survey yet, please click here.  The survey will help the IMCAT board plan future conferences.  Our 2020 Conference Committee Chair, Matt Tyner, has already started thinking about the 2020 conference which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Frisco on December 6th- 9th.

If you are a new coordinator and would like to work with a mentor, you can contact Susan Lenox, the Mentor Committee Chair, or you can email any board member.  We are all happy to answer any questions or concerns that you might have, our emails are listed on the Board of Directors page, click here.  The board is here to help make your job as easy as possible.  In addition, there are several regions that have quarterly regional meetings, I encourage you to attend one of these meetings.  This is a great way to meet other coordinators and stay up to date on the instructional materials world.

IMCAT is already starting preparations for the summer institutes as well.  These meetings will be held throughout the state of Texas during June and July.  Lynn Grell-Boethel, your IMCAT Training Committee Chair, and her committee are already preparing information for new and veteran coordinators.  Be on the lookout for these dates in the spring.

Your district should be in the swing of things preparing for Proclamation 2020!  This proclamation will cover your high school English/Language Arts classes.  As you prepare for your new materials, we hope the process of removing your out of adoption materials will be smooth!  There will be challenges this year as we work with vendors that pick up out of adoption materials but hopefully you will overcome any obstacle placed in your way!

I look forward to serving each district across the state of Texas as your 2020 IMCAT President.  Please know that the IMCAT board members and I are here to answer any of your questions.  We are here to support your instructional material needs! 

I hope each of you has a successful spring semester!

Misty Fisher, IMCAT President

 

 

 

Toys for Tots

At IMCAT's 28th Annual Conference, the Toys for Tots' collection was a great success!  We would like to thank the attendees for their generous donations filling the toy collection bin.  The donated toys will bring holiday cheer to many Texas children.

In addition to the toy drive, IMCAT sold raffle tickets for a beautiful handmade quilt donated by Misty Fisher of Arlington ISD.  With the proceeds of the raffle, a check for $350 was donated to the local campaign in Frisco.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts.  Your kind and generous donations will ensure all children have a gift to open at Christmas.