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Over the past 40+ years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has helped thousands of educators provide programs for educationally disadvantaged children in Texas. ACET is committed to ensure that all children from Texas reach the pinnacle of success.

ACET Spring Conference


2023 Spring Conference Preview Guide

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Mark E. Ybarra


Thank you for visiting the ACET website. My name is Mark Ybarra, and I am the 2022-2023 ACET President. Whether you are new or an ACET veteran, we thank you for visiting our website. The organization is undergoing many changes, and we are glad to have you with us on this journey. ACET continues to provide the best resources to schools working with students from various situations. If we can offer any assistance or if you have any concerns, feel free to contact me or any of the ACET officers. We look forward to seeing you in San Marcos, TX, in the Spring, and thank you for your time.


Shirely Coleman

Executive Director

Greetings ACET members:

If you were not able to attend the Fall Conference in Corpus Christi, you missed a great opportunity to see old friends, make new ones and participate in some awesome learning opportunities.

We hope that we will see you at the Spring Conference in San Marcos. Registration for that conference will open on January 31, 2023. Please watch the web page for information concerning the conference from Dr. Tami Knight and the program planning committee.

I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that as of February 28, 2023, I will be retiring as the Executive Director of ACET. It has been my pleasure to be a part of ACET for more than 30 years. This organization is what I consider the “go to conference” for learning about state and federal programs.

I encourage you to attend the conferences and to “tell a friend” about the organization and the learning experience available to all of you.

Happy Trails to You!