Election to be held on July 18th during the Summer Conference in Irving.
Please scroll down for Executive Board President, and Secretary/Treasurer
- President Elect Nominee – Bubba Norman
I am R.D.Bubba Norman, candidate for the office of President-Elect. I am a 16 year member of TIVA, and a 16 year Automotive Technology Instructor at Madisonville High School in Madisonville, Texas. I am a Past-President of TIVA, a former TIVA District Director for District 7, past President of the Texas Automotive Instructors Association and former TAIA District 7 Director. I made a decision after my 1st TIVA Summer Conference to support and assist this organization in any way I could, that has not, and will not change.
I am married to my best friend and the rock of my life, Holly. She has put up with me for 42 years and for many of the past 16 we have shared our wedding anniversary with our TIVA family as it coincides with our conference regularly. You have watched my oldest granddaughter, Ashton, grow up as she has been to almost as many conferences as I have. The younger two, Kendalyn and Klayton have made appearances also. I have a son and daughter-in-law and we all live on the ranch. We raise beef cattle, hay, chickens, ducks, and recently goats. I love to ride good horses and team rope.
Teaching is a profession that I backed into in my mid 40’s after a 18 year job as a Safety Trainer and Inspector in the petrochemical industry, and about 10 years as a day working cowboy, welder, repairman, and owner operator of a livestock trucking company. Holly and I also produced 20 large team ropings a year for 3 years. All of this was so that when the Good Lord gave me the opportunity to be a teacher I would be prepared to make an impact on the students that I was allowed to teach, it is truly a huge blessing in my life. Retirement is not on my calendar yet, I simply enjoy teaching and impacting these kids too much. My family and I are members of the Cowboy Church of Leon County in Centerville, Texas where I serve as Lay Pastor.
As we all know the strength of TIVA comes from its diversity. We are unique in our field of membership, we are blessed to have expertise in so many areas. Our students move on to fill critical needs in many industries, strong in the knowledge and wiser for the experience of you, their instructors. I respectfully ask for your support as President-Elect and look forward to continuing to serve this great organization.
Thank You and God Bless, Bubba Norman
- President Elect Nominee – Ray R. Rangel
I am completing my 21st year teaching Construction Tech for San Angelo ISD.
I am teaching at 2 campuses. I was a student at both of these schools Central Freshman Campus, and West Texas Training Center for 2 high schools grades 10-12.
My Skills chapter number is 0546, which was originally VOCT Chapter 140, which was chartered Jan 19, 1972, so I could compete for my Building Trades class. I definitely have a solid buy-in for maintain opportunities for student advancement opportunities. I am a firm believer in sharing teaching techniques with my fellow teachers at our TIVA Mid-Winter and Summer Conferences.
I am on Skills USA District 2 Advisory board. Vice Pres of TCCIA, and have had the privilege of Serving as TIVA District 2 Director for the last 3 years.
It is my constant endeavor to bring valid teaching, as well as a solid ethical foundation for my students, past and present.
I have 4 adult sons, and 13 grandchildren, plus 6 more extended grandchildren.
I would appreciate your consideration for this position. .
Thank you Respectfully, Ray R. Rangel
- Secretary/Treasurer Nominee – Brandon Grace
Brandon Grace has been a TIVA member since 2013. For the last 5 years, he has been teaching Computer Maintenance, Networking, and Computer Technician at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center in LubbockISD. Brandon is also the SkillsUSA Texas District 3 Director, E2IT3 President, and is the ILS/TIVA New Teacher of the Year for 2017. He also is a freelance director/camera operator for Texas Tech University, ESPN, and Fox Sports Net. Brandon is also beginning his first semester as an adjunct professor in Computer Information Systems for South Plains College in the fall.