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Tahoka ISD

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Superintendent's Message

email: aumholtz@tahokaisd.org  

Dear Tahoka Staff, Parents and Community,

“School’s out, school’s out!” For some children that means summer swim lessons, the library summer reading program, Bible school, the Boys & Girls Club or maybe even summer camp. For others it could be summer school or daycare. Hopefully kids will spend lots of time reading to keep up their skills and plenty of time outdoors to keep bodies strong and healthy.

How about the teachers? They may be teaching summer classes, taking summer graduate courses, attending education conferences or professional development programs. Others have summer jobs. Like the students, they need to keep their skills current.

Appreciation goes out to each of the school staff members who give their “all” throughout the school year: the transportation department for getting everyone safely to and from school each day; the cafeteria staffs for preparing and serving hundreds of breakfasts and lunches daily; the maintenance staffs who get our schools cleaned and ready for the day; the support staff on whom both students and teachers depend for a huge variety of duties; and the principals, who keep everything running smoothly within their buildings. These adults interact with our children every single day of the school year. They deserve our gratitude, respect and total support.

A special “thank you” to teachers for the unseen work they do — preparing lessons for each subject or class they teach, correcting papers and exams, computing and recording grades, planning curriculum, attending staff and committee meetings within their own buildings and in district-wide capacities, researching and learning to use materials for new initiatives and programs and doing required professional development work. All of these are in addition to their actual classroom teaching time. Then there are the parent conferences and family activities, which often are done outside of their teaching day and take time away from their own families.

We salute your willingness to give so much of your personal time for the sake of the children of our community. Enjoy the time off which you so richly deserve.

Alan Umholtz, M.Ed. 
Superintendent

Background:

     I am entering my 32nd year as a professional educator and have occupied a variety of roles prior to coming to Tahoka including the following: a teacher of Biology, Technology, Health, P.E., and coach for a 4A high school in the DFW area, an assistant principal and principal at the junior high level, and curriculum director.





 


Secondary Education
Principal EC-12

Superintendent EC-12


Education:


High School:  Brewer High School

Bachelor’s Degree: Texas Christian University (T.C.U. Letterman Association - Basketball)

Master’s Degree: T.W.U. @ Denton


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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