Teachers: WSD WANTS YOU To join its new Summer School program!

Windham School District is expanding educational opportunities for TDCJ offenders during Summer Break 2016, and teaching positions are currently available. New summer school classes will focus on additional certifications, jobs, parenting, and life skills -- all designed to assist WSD students in obtaining and maintaining employment.

WSD is offering this opportunity to its teaching staff, other WSD staff, and certified outside applicants. Applicants may work an extra one, two or three weeks during summer 2016.

Summer school dates:

  • July 5-8, 2016
  • July 11-15, 2016
  • July 18-22, 2016

Course offerings include:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Career Planning
  • Workplace Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Other possible courses

Interested applicants should fill out the Summer School employment application on the WSD Intranet. The deadline for application March 31, 2016, and the deadline for course proposal submissions is March 1, 2016. For more information, please contact Travis Henderson in WSD Operational Support at 936-291-5361 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"We are excited about the additional opportunities available this summer," Henderson said. "These classes will provide students with skills they can use upon release to help in the job search, interviewing and employment, as well as strengthening their reentry back into family and society."

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - I can now make a living. I’m free - "The welding program helped me build character. Mr. Perry taught me how to talk like a welder..."

Success Story Icon NEW - 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 IconTo a WSD welding teacher from a former offender student -
"I got a job welding and I had to write and just thank you so much for putting me ahead of the game."

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

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Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
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.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.