Teacher Recognition 2015

Message from the Superintendent:

Teacher Recognition 2015

Correctional education in Texas is in the best hands, thanks to Windham School District teachers on 91 prison sites. Our professional, certified educators are being recognized during National Teacher Appreciation Month, marking more than 45 years of educational success through WSD programs. WSD teachers are changing lives daily within the confines of Texas prisons, using education and job training to help transform offenders into productive members of society. The accomplishments of our teachers are life-altering and long-lasting. They make a difference.

To quote WSD educator Sumer Alexander, “Teaching for WSD is the purest form of education still out there. … There is an autonomy and enormous freedom to break down what each individual student needs on each day and meet them where they are – in a prison environment.”

WSD teachers train tomorrow’s work force, model a positive lifestyle, interrupt criminal thinking and push students toward success. WSD teachers give their students a second chance at life. We are proud of these extraordinary educators! Please thank them for all they do.

We are Windham!  

Windham School District teachers make a positive difference each day while educating offenders in Texas, improving professional skills through training, and being recognized by others for a job well done!  They are found in schools, classrooms and vocational shops on 91 prison sites from El Paso to Beaumont, and Edinburg to Dalhart. 

Meet some of the men and women who proudly teach for WSD!  

 

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - I began to believe -
"I was a straight-F student, and I didn’t think I could learn anything. I had a teacher who wouldn’t give up".

Success Story IconNEW - I had given up on myself - "I could barely read or write and didn’t even realize I had given up on myself… a great teacher from WSD taught me how to believe in myself..."

Success Story IconNEW - Tools to change my own life - "What can I say about Autobrakes? I guess I need to start by saying it's one of the best classes I have ever taken!"

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."

Calendar

October 2017
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Teach for WSD

jobview sidebar

WSD in Images

Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
WSD’s Business and Image Management & Multimedia (BIMM) class offers students the opportunity to learn viable graphic arts and computer skills, helping them prepare for jobs after release.