Paula Renken was appointed to the TASB Risk Management Fund Board in October 2019. She has served as Superintendent at Poth ISD since January 2016. Prior to joining Poth ISD, she worked for eight years as a field representative for Education Service Center, Region 20. Renken was the superintendent of Brackett ISD from 2005-2008.
She also works as an independent contractor with Region 13 Education Service Center, where she provides support for up-and-coming school superintendents. Renken’s teaching career began in 1986, in Ysleta ISD in El Paso, where she taught elementary physical education and health. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Sam Houston State University.