Welcome to the Windham School District Website

Dr. John Clint Carpenter - SuperintendentThe Windham School District web page presents vital information concerning correctional education in Texas. Working with adult students within the confines of the Texas prison system is a challenge and privilege, and WSD educators at sites throughout the state enter prison gates daily to help incarcerated men and women make essential changes in their lives.

Teaching literacy skills, training offenders in vocational job trades, working to change criminal thinking patterns, and sharing essential life skills are just some of the ways Windham teachers are making a difference in the lives of their students.

Education is an important way to make a positive daily difference in the lives of incarcerated men and women, their families, and their future home communities. It is an honor to partner with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and other entities in this effort.

We hope you will use this site to get to know WSD. Information describing our educational programs, support services, employment availabilities, student accomplishments, and other essential areas is provided. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions concerning the Windham School District.


Dr. Clint Carpenter

Windham School District



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."

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"You are inspiring people you haven’t even met!"

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."

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..."


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WSD in Images

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.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
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.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.