We grow leaders
HOW DO YOU TEACH LEADERSHIP?

The answer is that leadership is a process. People with leadership potential do not become leaders overnight. Rather it is up to existing leaders to train the next generation and show them the way.

That is exactly what we have been doing for over three decades at TACSC, in teaching and living our mission of developing moral leaders who positively impact our world.

Everything we do at TACSC is tied to our four curriculum pillars which are the foundation of our programs and leadership.

REAL WORLD STRATEGIC PLANNER
REAL WORLD STRATEGIC PLANNER
  • Who has the ability to set goals, design and manage projects
  • Who collaborates, thinks interdependently and builds consensus
  • Who is a flexible thinker
  • Who is can identify a problem, evaluate solutions and resolve conflicts
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR
  • Who speaks and writes effectively for a variety of audiences
  • Who is a respectful, active listener that can respond or build on ideas
  • Who uses technology responsibly and innovatively
  • Who understands and demonstrates nonverbal skills through poise, confidence and appearance
SERVANT LEADER
SERVANT LEADER
  • Who uses God’s gifts to affect change
  • Who is an accepting, empathic, compassionate and respectful leader
  • Who has an active multi-faceted prayer life
  • Who is an involved member of their school, church and global communities
LIFELONG MENTOR
LIFELONG MENTOR
  • Who understands that their actions have impact and consequences
  • Who applies learned skills in their school and daily life
  • Who reciprocates by guiding others to discover their leadership potential
  • Who fosters curiosity, humor, passion and a love of learning
OUR HISTORY
1982
With the support of Grolier Education Services, TACSC is founded by Marilyn Thickett at the request...
1982 – 1989
GROLIER was an exclusive sponsor of TACSC, paying for the administration of TACSC.
1983
Student Government Days are held throughout the state of California.
1983 – 1986
TACSC holds an annual track meet in Southern CA for Catholic elementary school student athletes.
1983 – 2006
Moderators Workshops are conducted for both student council moderators and school principals. These...
1985
TACSC holds its first Student Government Day in Flushing, NY. This begins TACSC’s presence and servi...
1986
TACSC holds its first Summer Leadership Conference on the East coast at Chestnut Hill College in Phi...
1990
TACSC office moves to Daly City, CA (Northern California) in August of 1990.
1995
TACSC reaches 640 member schools in approximately 32 states and 75 dioceses with programs on both th...
2003 – 2006
William H. Hannon Foundation provides scholarships for Summer Conference beginning a wonderful and l...
2010
TACSC Founder retires after serving TACSC and mentoring thousands of students on leadership skills f...
2011
Student Leadership Days at St. Joseph’s, Lakewood, CA. St. Mary’s, Moraga. Leadership Challenge is i...
2012
TACSC establishes the CORE Leadership Team, high school students from So Cal who meet four times to...
2013
Heidi Johnson hired as Executive Director for TACSC. TACSC trains and supports the delivery of six s...
2014 – 2017
Summer Conference Expansion to include Orange County (UCI) Student Leadership Days grown to 22 indiv...
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mia Tepper
President, Board of Directors
Mia and her family have a long relationship with Catholic organization...
Nella McOsker
Vice President, Board of Directors
Nella McOsker, a former TACSC delegate and summer conference leader, i...
Drake Gusman
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Drake Gusman has been involved with TACSC for more than 13 years since...
Kathleen Jequinto
Secretary, Board of Directors
Kathleen Jequinto is the Development and Events Associate for the Los...
Dr. Erin Barisano
Board Member
Dr. Erin Barisano is the newly appointed Superintendent of Catholic Sc...
Antonio Felix
Board Member
South Los Angeles native and long-time advocate for Catholic schools i...
Dr. Tony Galla
Board Member
Dr. Galla has been involved in Catholic Education in Los Angeles, Cali...
Jazmin Jimenez
Board Member
Ms. Jimenez was appointed to the TACSC Board of Directors in 2014. She...
Erick Rubalcava
Board Member
Erick Rubalcava is an advocate for Catholic schools, youth, and arts e...
Kevin Keane
Board Member
With a robust career in management and strategic business consulting w...
Don Lionetti
Board Member
Mr. Lionetti is a 1987 Graduate of Washington State University with a...
Debbie Loughran
Board Member
Deborah Loughran, Associate Superintendent, Diocese of Orange Catholic...
Edwina Mossett
Board Member
As the Chief People Officer of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (...
Bishop David O’Connell
Board Member
The Most Reverend David G. O’Connell is the Episcopal Vicar of t...
Lilliam Paetzold
Board Member
Ms. Paetzold recently joined the TACSC Board of Directors. She current...
Kevin Slattery
Board Member
Mr. Slattery was appointed to the TACSC Board of Directors in 2010 and...
Dylan Stafford
Board Member
Since 2002, Dylan Stafford has been a leader at UCLA Anderson’s...
Dr. Wynn Washle
Board Member
Dr. Wynn Washle, Ph.D., was appointed to the TACSC Board of Directors...
OUR HEADQUARTERS STAFF
Anthony
Associate Program Director
Anthony Boulahoud has been a part of TACSC for ten years. He was a Sum...
Gene
Program Director
Gene Detre was appointed Director of Programing in November 2013. Prio...
Heidi
Executive Director
Heidi Johnson is one of the founders of the non-profit organization, S...