Service

involvement_v1As my father served in the Army, I have lived and traveled all over the globe.  I could live and work anywhere, but I choose Hurst.  It is an amazing community, with wonderful friends, incredible programs and a great location.  Right now things are really good, but we are looking at a situation in the future where Hurst will be 100% built out.  At that point our tax base will be tapped out.  I want to be part of this City to limit our spending, involve younger people and bring in businesses that attract families without children or with older children in order to keep it amazing.  I have volunteered in this community for almost twenty years, have been involved in City government, and am ready to take the next step to represent the residents of the City of Hurst as their Councilwoman.

Experience and Community Service

  • City of Hurst, Library Board Alternate – 2015 to Present
  • City of Hurst, Hurst 101 (Class Valedictorian) – 2015
  • City of Hurst, Neighborhood & Community Advisory Committee – 2013 to 2015
  • MidCities PeeWee Football and Cheerleading Association, Director of Publicity & Historian – 2009 to Present
  • L.D. Bell High School PTA, Volunteer – 2014 to Present
  • Bedford Junior High PTA, Volunteer – 2011 to Present
  • Bedford Heights PTA, Sixth Grade Committee in 2011, 2013, 2015; Director of Technology for Sixth Grade Party in 2011; Vice President of Room Parents for school year 2010-2011; and a Room Parent in 2006, 2008-2010 – 2014 to Present
  • Good Shepherd in Colleyville, Religious Education Teacher – 2008 to Present
  • St. John the Apostle in North Richland Hills, Voting Member, Parish Advisory Council from 2006 to 2008; RCIA Team and Religious Education Teacher from 1999 to 2008 – 1999 to 2008

Education

  • University of North Texas – Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education in 2012
  • Texas A&M University – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1997

Honors

  • Presenter, Texas Council of the Social Studies, 2015 – Presented at the state conference to fellow social studies educators on the topic of “Teaching with Toys: Increasing Engagement in the Secondary Classroom
  • Teacher of the Six Weeks, Trinity High School, 2015 – Voted on by fellow teachers to recognized excellence in the classroom
  • Semifinalist, Rising Star Award, HEB Excellence in Education Awards, 2014 – Statewide award with a cash prize for teachers who excel in their first ten years in the classroom.  Sponsored by HEB Grocery
  • Texas A&M University and Foundation Honors, 1993-1997 – Honors earned at Texas A&M as diploma endorsements, requiring rigorous extra coursework and faculty approval
  • President’s Endowed Scholarship, 1993-1997 – A full academic scholarship to Texas A&M University, covering tuition, books, room & board and fees

Affiliations

  • Director of Membership, Association of Texas Professional Educators, 2015 to 2017 – Responsible for membership communication and increase of membership numbers
  • Voting Member, District Level Improvement Committee, Bedford, TX, 2015 to 2017 – An HEBISD committee, whose members are elected district-wide, which seek Continuous Improvement of the district as a whole
  • Member, Association of Texas Professional Educators, 2012 to 2016 – A professional teacher’s organization that provides help and professional growth for educators

Appreciative to Announce


The Hurst Fire Fighters Association proudly endorses Trasa Cobern for Hurst City Council Place 4.