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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"He [Mr. Leblanc] taught me things that even the guys rebuilding transmissions for many years didn't know."

Success Story IconEducation changed my life -
"These opportunities [GED® classes or learning a trade] are great, but WSD is so much more than that; for me it was a change of life."

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 - After more than 16 years - "I graduated from the electrical program in 1998. I found my Windham teachers were real people, and they..."

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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.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
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.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.