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.

Sincerely,

Dr. Clint Carpenter

Superintendent
Windham School District
 

 

 

Success Stories

Success Story IconRole Model - Success Story -
"I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."

Success Story IconNEW - I’m so grateful I took welding -
"I’m so grateful I took welding; I’ve come so far in my career because the things I was taught in that program".

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..."

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."

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WSD in Images

Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
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.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
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.