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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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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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Message from Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter:

Career and Technical Education teachers help build future

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers in the Windham School District (WSD) align job opportunities and learning with innovative instruction. The end result is a productive, positive journey for offenders seeking workforce reentry. Windham CTE teachers across Texas bring their own professional experiences to work to elevate their students’ skill levels.

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Message from WSD Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter:

Black History Month celebrates employees’ roles as mentors, offers students illustrations of diversity, perseverance

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Black Americans in U.S. history. Within the Windham School District, Black History Month is frequently used as a historical classroom topic to illustrate positive examples of diversity, history, academics, and perseverance. However, recognition within WSD also means observance of an integral part the African American community plays in correctional education. These employees are exemplary educators, mentors and leaders helping our students take steps towards changing their lives – and society. Every race is connected to the rich history of this nation, and by celebrating Black History Month, everyone is included in a tradition of acknowledgment, inclusion and community engagement. We celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans as a foundation of future success for all.

News

NEW WSD Appreciates its Board of Trustees & Their Service!
NEW 'New guiding lights': Representative James White praises graduates at Wynne Unit
Windham School District: Enhancing job opportunities through industry partnerships, updated career clusters, and apprenticeship training with TDCJ
Technology education supports job training
In Dallas: Habitat for Humanity partners with WSD
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
Sen. Charles Perry speaks to graduates in Childress 
Cartel to Counselor: Finding HOPE through education
Livingston graduation ceremony: Rep. James White joins WSD in marking success
Congressman John Cornyn observes job training at San Antonio Food Bank
Central Texas welders thank CTE teacher for training, influence
Career Expo business presentation empowers former offender to succeed
Bastrop Man Receives Governor's 2016 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award
Windham Career Expo inside TDCJ's Terrell Unit brings employers, hiring support directly to offenders
Pablo Gonzales: Thanks to job-focused training, project manager enjoys work,  family, life
WSD Career and Technical Education: Preparing students for work, success 
WSD receives support from NCCER with efforts to connect trained offenders and employers
'We are Windham' video proudly explains why, how WSD changes lives. Now available online 
WSD Success Story:  Safety manager, former offender returns to prison to encourage job-readiness

Success Stories

Success Story IconCognitive Intervention Success Story -
"I graduated from Cognitive Intervention and the course has had a major impact on me and my behavior".

Success Story IconRole Model - Success Story -
"I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."

Success Story IconNEW - Thank you for this program - "My son received his GED through Windham School District. I just wanted to thank you for this program."

Success Story Icon NEW - Learning equals possibilities - "Being incarcerated since I was young, I have had my share of trials and struggles. But knowing every morning that I may..."

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