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Tahoka ISD

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Superintendent's Message



About our Superintendent


Welcome Message

     As the superintendent of TISD, I want you to know that we are open to hearing your comments about how we can better serve you and this great community.  You will find that TISD is committed to helping our students experience a successful educational journey, and we understand that process is an inclusive one which values the input of parents and community members.

     I believe that schools were built for one purpose- for learning to occur.  In order to fulfill that purpose, our role as district employees is simply to ensure that students are successful in the process of learning to reach their full potential. This endeavor can easily be attained when we possess a mindset in our district which defines us as servants first and foremost.  Although we do receive salaries for our efforts, if our purpose isn’t structured around decision-making which puts the needs of the students first, we ultimately fail as educators.  This is why our foundational purpose at TISD is to ensure that the students’ needs are the priority while we put our needs second- this is the essence of being servant-hearted.

     I encourage you take the opportunity to truly get to know your students’ teachers because they are the true heroes of this district.  Without their dedication to serving the needs of our students, TISD would not have any chance of excelling.  You can rest assured that when you drop off your child with one of our staff members that the best interest of the students and their needs will be of primary concern to us.

     As a school superintendent, I understand the need to be a humble leader who will always put the needs of the students at the forefront of the decision making process.  As an instructional leader, I know the importance of experiencing success with all learners, not just some of them.  These beliefs define my educational outlook for our students, forming the ultimate path to my decision making process, and can be summed up in one simple phrase: Students first, no apologies!


Background:

     I am entering my 25th year as a professional educator and have occupied a variety of roles prior to coming to Tahoka including the following: a teacher of English, P.E., Chemistry, and Biology, a head football coach and athletic coordinator for a 5A high school in the DFW area, an assistant principal and principal at the junior high level, and a high school principal.






Certifications:


Secondary English/Language Arts 6-12

Secondary Physical Education 6-12

Secondary Chemistry 6-12

Secondary English 6-12

Secondary Biology 6-12

Principal EC-12

Superintendent EC-12


Education:


High School:  Abilene High School

Bachelor’s Degree: University of North Texas

Master’s Degree: University of Texas @ Arlington

Doctorate: Lamar University


Superintendent Contract Information- the school district provides a copy of the superintendent's contract as a disclosure in the financial management report provided to the attendees at the district's Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) annual public hearing.
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