Texas Tribune features WSD educator Jody Addy

 Combining history, math, computer skills and vocational plans, Jody Addy keeps the attention of students in her Windham literacy class.

Have you read about the WSD teacher who almost missed her calling?

The Texas Tribune featured WSD’s Lane Murray Excellence in Teaching winner Jody Addy earlier this month in its online newspaper.  Writer Johnathan Silver and photographer Neil Cooper made the trip to Abilene to spend the day with Addy, who teaches literacy classes in the CAI Lab at the Robertson Unit. They interviewed Addy, her students and her coworkers to portray an amazing teacher in her element.  If you haven’t seen the story, please check it out at:

http://www.texastribune.org/2015/12/11/prison-teacher-reflects-20-year-career/

 

Interview from within Windham:  Correctional educator Jody Addy talks to reporter Johnathan Silver and photographer Cooper Neil of the Texas Tribune inside the Robertson Unit in Abilene.

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Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
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.
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.