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

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

Success Story IconNEW - Better future after prison - "It's mind-blowing and inspirational to know that you can have a better future after prison"

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 IconFormer Windham student becomes successful electrician -
Garrett Stanley, a wonderful story of success in life after incarceration.


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