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 - We can learn and be successful - "My life is proof that we can learn and be successful and stay out of trouble."

Success Story IconWelding Success Story -
"I'm thankful for the welding program I was allowed to take while locked up".

Success Story IconInspiration Success Story -
"You are inspiring people you haven’t even met!"

Success Story IconGED® Success Story -
"My son received his GED® through Windham School District. I just wanted to 'Thank You' for this program."

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WSD in Images

Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
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.
Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill congratulates GED recipients during Spring, 2014, ceremonies. “I am very impressed with the program and with the commitment of the staff and teachers,” she said.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.