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State Representative Congratulates Graduates

 

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Texas House Representative James White recently gave the GED commencement speech at a Windham School District ceremony at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston. He presented each graduate's certificate and offered personal congratulations, emphasizing the importance of education behind prison walls.

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CORRECTIONS COMMITTEE (2015)
Dr. Clint Carpenter - Superintendent, Windham School District.

Dr. Clint Carpenter - Superintendent, Windham School District 

APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ARTICLE III (2015)
Dr. Clint Carpenter - Superintendent, Windham School District.

Ms. Ellen Arnold - Texas Association of Goodwills.

Dr. Clint Carpenter - Superintendent, Windham School District 

Ms. Ellen Arnold - Texas Association of Goodwills

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Technology education supports job training

Technology education supports job training - Andy Taylor (left), director of Alliance/Partnership Management for Pearson North America, meets with WSD Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter during a recent Correctional Education Association conference in San Antonio.  Pearson North America, an international education publishing and assessment service, supports Windham efforts to prepare offenders for post-release careers through high-level job training.

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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Interim Superintendent (936) 291-5303

    The Superintendent of the Windham School District has legal responsibility for all operations of the school district and reports directly to the Windham School Board (Texas Board of Criminal Justice). The authority to operate the schools within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was established in Texas Education Code, Chapter 19. The Superintendent's support staff includes:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Administrative Assistant (936) 291-5303

    The Administrative Assistant provides clerical support, coordinates scheduling, and maintains school board records.

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , General Counsel (936) 291-5304

    The General Counsel of Legal Services advises the Superintendent on various legal issues in order to ensure district compliance with all applicable state and federal legal requirements.

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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Public Information Officer (936) 291-5307

    The Public Information Officer publicizes news and accomplishments of the staff and students of the Windham School District to campuses within the district as well as to the outside media and public. This includes:

    ·          Publishing brochures, pamphlets, and other materials to promote better understanding of goals, programs or operations of the Windham School District.

    ·          Contributing news to the monthly inmate newspaper, The ECHO, as well as to other publications.

    ·          Serving as a resource person to schools and other departments in the preparation of publications and public information materials.

    ·          Assisting the Superintendent in coordinating various aspects of the District's public relations effort.

    ·          Photographing special events, students, staff, and programs.

    ·          Serving as a liaison between WSD and the news media by providing news releases, answering requests for information, coordinating interviews and visits, and organizing media conferences.

    ·          Receiving inquiries, correspondence, and visitors to the District, thereby assisting the public in gaining a better understanding of the programs of WSD.

    ·          Supervising production of The ECHO, TDCJ's offender newspaper.

    ·          Coordinating WSD’s statewide teacher recognition initiative: The Lane Murray Excellence in Teaching Award.

    Charlene Moriarty, Administrative Assistant (936) 291-5304

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A message from Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter & Martha Fields, Interim Director of Instructional Division:

THANK YOU, Windham Principals,  for your outstanding work in leading our schools!

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed October 2017 as “Principals Month” in Texas. Across the nation, states are taking the time to thank principals for their dedication to creating student success and school safety. Windham School District principals are no exception!

Principals are expected to be educational leaders, disciplinarians, community builders, spokesmen, budget analysts and guardians of policy mandates and initiatives. Principals set the academic tone for their schools and work collaboratively with teachers to set performance objectives and maintain high curriculum standards.  Despite the challenges of working within the physical confines of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, these educators provide the leadership, hard work and vision required to help their adult students rebuild their lives and reach for second chances.

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News

NEW Technology education supports job training
NEW In Dallas: Habitat for Humanity partners with WSD
NEW State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) 2017: NOW – Oct. 31!
2017 PACT conference scheduled for October
Industry support: WSD thanks Fluor
TDCJ Windham School District: An Ongoing Success Story (Reprinted from The Paducah Post)
Building the Workforce: Correctional educators from Windham School District sign collaboration agreement with Gulf Coast Workforce Board, affiliate of Workforce Solutions
Preparing tomorrow's workforce for industry: TIC training manager explains benefits of WSD partnership
Media Honor Roll: WSD joins TASB to recognize outstanding journalists
San Antonio Food Bank training cooks up Second Chance for newly-released offenders
Windham School District working with TDLR, strengthening employment opportunities by helping offenders earn state licensures
Austin businesswoman lists education, faith, sobriety as powerful life savers
WSD's first summer school offers reentry skills to Texas offenders
Industry employers partner with WSD to provide increased job opportunities
Why I Teach for Windham: Brent Frailicks
Life re-wired: Houston electrical superintendent credits WSD vocational training for career
WSD implements training by The Flippen Group for educator development, student leadership
Success Story posters on campuses
Cartel to Counselor: Finding HOPE through education
Sen. Charles Perry speaks to graduates in Childress
Congressman John Cornyn observes job training at San Antonio Food Bank
Livingston graduation ceremony: Rep. James White joins WSD in marking success
Career Expo business presentation empowers former offender to succeed
Central Texas welders thank CTE teacher for training, influence
Windham Career Expo inside TDCJ's Terrell Unit brings employers, hiring support directly to offenders
Bastrop Man Receives Governor's 2016 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award
WSD and TDCJ: Gatesville tour for Governor's staff focuses on partnerships, successful re-entry efforts
Pablo Gonzales: Thanks to job-focused training, project manager enjoys work,  family, life
New Reading Horizons curriculum to help develop fluency, comprehension
WSD Career and Technical Education: Preparing students for work, success
Message from Board Chairman Dale Wainwright
WSD expands vocational programming, course lengths, training opportunities
WSD receives support from NCCER with efforts to connect trained offenders and employers
Windham School District honors professional counselors
Huntsville Item - Thanks to investments in treatment and education opportunities, offenders in Texas have better chance now to make it in free world 
Campus tours share WSD's success story: Notes from WSD Division of Instruction Director Amy Lopez (From "Good Things" Report, Jan. 18)
WSD Success Story:  Safety manager, former offender returns to prison to encourage job-readiness
'We are Windham' video proudly explains why, how WSD changes lives. Now available online

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - Education taught me... - "Education taught me how to think and analyze problems, which helps me daily in my current employment."

Success Story IconNEW - I now have a good job - "My Windham teachers showed patience, effort, and kindness; they were very helpful"

Success Story IconNEW - I learned to change my perspective - "It’s the education I learned in Cognitive Intervention class that changed me. I learned to change my perspective."

Success Story IconNEW - I learned a great deal - "I really enjoyed this class and I learned a great deal. Painting and Decorating is something I always wanted to do and learn."

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