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
Kevin Slattery
President, Board of Directors
Mr. Slattery was appointed to the TACSC Board of Directors in 2010 and...
Stephen Watkins
Vice President, Board of Directors
Mr. Watkins is a Vice President of AON Risk Services. AON is the large...
Jim Hannon
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Mr. Hannon has been actively involved in TACSC for five years and join...
Jazmin Jimenez
Secretary, Board of Directors
Ms. Jimenez was appointed to the TACSC Board of Directors in 2014. She...
Annette Finnane
Board Member
Mrs. Annette Finnane was appointed to the TACSC Board of Directors in...
Antonio Felix
Board Member
South Los Angeles native and long-time advocate for Catholic schools i...
Beverly Wittekind
Board Member
Beverly Wittekind was appointed to the TACSC Board in February of 2015...
Don Lionetti
Board Member
Mr. Lionetti is a 1987 Graduate of Washington State University with a...
Nella McOsker
Director at High Lantern Group (HLG
Nella McOsker, a former TACSC delegate and summer conference leader, i...
Dr. Tony Galla
Board Member
Dr. Galla has been involved in Catholic Education in Los Angeles, Cali...
Dr. Wynn Washle
Board Member
Dr. Wynn Washle, Ph.D., was appointed to the TACSC Board of Directors...
Jim Oswald
Board Member
Mr. Oswald was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2010 and...
Kathleen Ash
Board Member
Kathleen Ash currently serves as the Executive Director of the Catholi...
Lilliam Paetzold
Board Member
Ms. Paetzold recently joined the TACSC Board of Directors. She current...
Mia Tepper
Board Member
Mia and her family have a long relationship with Catholic organization...
Robert Foster
Board Member
Mr. Foster has over 30 years experience in corporate management of med...
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...