Karen Phillips

Karen Phillips is the founding Executive Director of Texas IB Schools (TIBS). She holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and a M.Ed. from the University of North Texas. She has served on multiple boards including the Commissioner’s Council for Gifted and Talented and currently serves on the Board of ConnecTeach.

Walter Sorensen

Vice President of Operations
Walter Sorensen is the Head of School at Alcuin School in Dallas, Texas. He recently served on the Board of ISAS (Independent Schools of the Southwest) and has served on the Boards of other independent schools. A native of Houston, Mr. Sorensen earned his B.S. at Utah State University and his M.S. in Educational Administration at the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

Dolph Briscoe IV, Ph.D.

Vice President of Membership
Dolph Briscoe is a Lecturer of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He received his B.A. and M.A. in History from Baylor University. Dr. Briscoe earned his Ph.D. in History from The University of Texas at Austin. As a native of the San Antonio area and a descendant of Andrew Briscoe, for whom Briscoe Elementary School is named, Dr. Briscoe is closely connected to San Antonio ISD.

Bill Thomas, Ph.D.

Bill Thomas is a retired Professor of Accounting and Business Law at Baylor University. He received his B.B.A. in Accounting and M.B.A. in Business Administration from Baylor University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Thomas is widely published and serves on numerous boards.

Ted Williams

Member at Large
Mr. Williams is an experienced IB educator and a Senior Lead Educator for the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Educator Network (IBEN). Through IBEN and Texas IB Schools (TIBS), Mr. Williams consults on the implementation of IB programs with schools and school districts around the world. Following a long and successful career as a Texas educator, Mr. Williams joined the IB as Middle Years Programme (MYP) School Services Regional Manager of the International Baccalaureate® Americas in Bethesda, MD. He later served as MYP IB World School (IBWS) Manager Contractor. He holds a B.A. from Anderson University and a M.A.E. from Ball State University.

Margaret Davis

Chief Executive Officer
Margaret Davis is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Texas Council for International Studies. She holds a B.A. and M.S. from Baylor University and has completed graduate institutes at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She served on the Board of Texas IB Schools and has more than a decade of experience, as an administrator and a consultant, in the implementation of IB programs at public and private schools.