Caitlyn Rutledge, Lead Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Pine Tree High School, has been named the Outstanding Student Council Sponsor for District 4.

A Pine Tree ISD employee since 2011, Rutledge is the sponsor for four high school organizations – Leadership, PALs, Student Council, and Class Officers.

Rutledge will be District 4’s nominee for the state most outstanding sponsor.

The Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) is a non-profit organization serving high school and middle level student councils in Texas. Sponsored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, TASC is the Texas Affiliate of the National Association of Student Councils. Its purposes are to develop leadership abilities in students, promote democracy as a way of life and establish and uphold high standards for local councils. Organized in 1937, TASC has grown to serve more than 1300-member schools in Texas. Any junior or senior high school, public, parochial or private, may become a member of this organization by paying the annual membership.