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WSD Volunteer

WSD volunteers offer specialized skills, talents, experiences, and resources to assist educators in creating a culture of continuous learning. During SY18, WSD administration had oversight of more than 450 volunteers. These volunteers provided nearly 4,300 hours of assistance, serving about 7,800 offenders. Volunteers serve on advisory boards and committees and in academic, vocational, and life skills training.

Volunteers’ activities and input help students receive the support they need to achieve in numerous education and reentry areas. Volunteers from business, education, and state agencies participate in WSD programs by meeting with offenders and staff to discuss current aspects of the job market and reentry resources. They serve as presenters at WSD job expos and reentry services expos, and offer current information about employment, hiring practices, workplace skills, and available community reentry resources. Volunteers also serve as inspiring graduation speakers, sharing their experiences and motivating offenders to continue to rewrite their lives and successfully connect with families, employers, and communities. State legislators, community leaders, local businesspeople, and even former students continue to inspire current students to change and prepare for successful lives.

Correctional education volunteers:

  • Provide literacy and language tutoring.
  • Offer assistance with specific activities and programs.
  • Promote personal growth and development.
  • Serve as positive role models of citizenship and service.

 

For more information on volunteering for Windham, visit TDCJ Rehabilitation Programs Division's Volunteer Services Program.

Then, you may either: 1) download the application, complete it electronically (on-screen), print, then send by fax or 2) download and print the application, complete it by hand, then send by postal mail. Both fax number and postal address are inside the forms below:

To contact the WSD Volunteer Coordinator, either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (936) 291-5357

 

Volunteering stories that may interest you:

Literacy Highland Lakes Receives Governor's 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award - During ceremonies in Austin, Sally May of Granite Shoals accepted the Governor’s 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer “Judy Burd – Windham School District” Award on behalf of Literacy Highland Lakes. For 27 years, this 501(c)(3) volunteer-based non-profit group has conducted GED classes at the Ellen Halbert Unit in Burnet, Texas.

San Antonio Man Receives Governor's 2015 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award(AUSTIN) – Charles M. Fisk of San Antonio, Texas was presented the “Judy Burd – Windham School District” Award during the Governor’s 2015 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program today. The award was presented by Oliver Bell, Chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, and TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston during a ceremony held in Austin. “We’re grateful for the efforts of these award recipients,” said Livingston. “These everyday heroes are making a profound and lasting impact on the lives of individuals across the State of Texas.”

TDCJ Public Information Office - Manvel Woman receives 2012 Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award - Carolyne Fox of Manvel was presented the Governor's 2012 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her dedication in helping offenders incarcerated within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Sour Lake Man Receives Governor's 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award - Lloyd Michael Warren of Sour Lake, Texas was presented the Windham School District Employee Volunteer award during the Governor’s 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program.

Literacy Highland Lakes Receives Criminal Justice Volunteer Award - Literacy Highland Lakes received an award for volunteering its literacy services to female inmates at the Ellen Halbert Unit in Burnet during the Governor’s 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer ceremony in Austin on April 17.

Open Records

Public Information Act (Open Records Requests)Pursuant to Chapter 552.201, Texas Government Code: 
The Superintendent of the Windham School District (WSD) has designated the WSD Office of the General Counsel as the recipient of all transmitted EMAIL and FACSIMILE requests under the Public Information Act. For such requests the address, email address and facsimile number shall be as follows:

Windham School District
Office of the General Counsel
P.O. Box 40
Huntsville, TX 77342-0040

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facsimile: (936) 436-4031  

ATTENTION: FOR STUDENT RECORDS REQUEST SEE BELOW

Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (Student Records Requests)

Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g:

The WSD Superintendent has designated the WSD Counseling, Testing and Records Department as an alternate recipient of FACSIMILE requests under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Email requests shall be accepted only if a signed release is scanned and emailed as an attachment, as FERPA allows the release of educational records only through a signed request or in response to a subpoena. For requests of student records, the address, email address and facsimile number of the WSD Counseling, Testing and Records Department shall be as follows:


Windham Records Department
P.O. Box 40
Huntsville, TX 77342-0040

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facsimile: (936) 291-5344

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Subcategories

News

NEW TL Roach Unit Graduation - June 2019
NEW Windham School District Superintendent Finalists
NEW Windham Diagnosticians, Regional Principals, select group of Counselors attended Motivational Interviewing training
NEW Positive Behaviors Intervention and Support (PBIS) Initiative brings WSD and TDCJ together in an interagency collaboration
NEW Partnership certificates presented during Windham School District visit to Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemical Corporate Headquarters in Houston, Texas
NEW NCCER Corporate representatives from Alachua, Florida, toured the Terrell and Stringfellow Units
NEW Project 180° brings ex-offenders back to share firsthand experiences, advice, reentry plans with Torres Unit students
Thanks to an anonymous request, Romance author Debbie Macomber donating collection of 100 of her books to Mountain View prison school library
WSD holds graduation at Stringfellow Chapel
Units Bulletin Board - April 2019
Windham School District tours OK Pipe & Fittings Inc in Moscow, Texas
The City of Austin has named January 15 as Windham School District Day
Windham School District continues to create opportunities for success. Windham recently introduced its truck driving program on a female unit
TINY HOUSE: WSD rebuilds lives at Dalhart
Winning the job: Workforce Solutions helping job seekers strengthen resume writing, interview skills
Windham School District’s (WSD) tours Kiewit Offshore Services, Ltd. (KOS) one of the leading fabricators in the oil and gas industry
Windham School District (WSD) signed a partnership agreement with Clean Scapes Landscaping from Austin, Texas
Windham School District (WSD) tours Kiewit Offshore Services Ltd (KOS)
Chairman extends Board’s appreciation to the City of Houston for recognizing WSD
The City of Houston commends the Windham School District for its commitment to enhancing the opportunities for former inmates and wishes the district continued success in its worthy endeavor. Mayor of the City of Houston, proclaim December 10, 2018, as Windham School District Day in Houston, Texas.
Lowe's Market meets with Windham School District
Career driven: Truck Driving Program Steering offenders to self-improvement
Windham School District offers females expanded course offerings, career options.
Windham School District (WSD) is pleased to announce our upcoming partnership with Workforce Solutions South Plains (WSSP)
Windham School District educators, students welcome Workforce Solutions to Wynne Unit
Windham School District Superintendent and Workforce Specialist thank Regional Recruiting Manager of TIC for partnership support.
Miller, supports Windham efforts with their increasing technology in the welding field which will help our students with welding skills and increase once release
Great news about Windham School District and its collaboration with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Solutions Board
Workforce Solutions Partners with Windham School District
San Saba Woman Receives Governor's 2018 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award
Windham Workday video takes look at hands-on vocational training
Campbell Concrete visits Polunksy Unit, tours Windham School District CTE programs
Walker County Educator of the Year: Terry Murray’s students learn how to shine in prison classroom
WSD Appreciates its Board of Trustees & Their Service!
'New guiding lights': Representative James White praises graduates at Wynne Unit
Windham School District: Enhancing job opportunities through industry partnerships, updated career clusters, and apprenticeship training with TDCJ
Technology education supports job training
In Dallas: Habitat for Humanity partners with WSD
Industry support: WSD thanks Fluor
TDCJ Windham School District: An Ongoing Success Story (Reprinted from The Paducah Post)
Building the Workforce: Correctional educators from Windham School District sign collaboration agreement with Gulf Coast Workforce Board, affiliate of Workforce Solutions
Preparing tomorrow's workforce for industry: TIC training manager explains benefits of WSD partnership
Media Honor Roll: WSD joins TASB to recognize outstanding journalists
San Antonio Food Bank training cooks up Second Chance for newly-released offenders
Windham School District working with TDLR, strengthening employment opportunities by helping offenders earn state licensures
Austin businesswoman lists education, faith, sobriety as powerful life savers
WSD's first summer school offers reentry skills to Texas offenders
Industry employers partner with WSD to provide increased job opportunities
Why I Teach for Windham: Brent Frailicks
Life re-wired: Houston electrical superintendent credits WSD vocational training for career
WSD implements training by The Flippen Group for educator development, student leadership
Sen. Charles Perry speaks to graduates in Childress 
Cartel to Counselor: Finding HOPE through education
Livingston graduation ceremony: Rep. James White joins WSD in marking success
Congressman John Cornyn observes job training at San Antonio Food Bank
Central Texas welders thank CTE teacher for training, influence
Career Expo business presentation empowers former offender to succeed
Bastrop Man Receives Governor's 2016 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award
Windham Career Expo inside TDCJ's Terrell Unit brings employers, hiring support directly to offenders
Pablo Gonzales: Thanks to job-focused training, project manager enjoys work,  family, life
WSD Career and Technical Education: Preparing students for work, success 
WSD receives support from NCCER with efforts to connect trained offenders and employers
'We are Windham' video proudly explains why, how WSD changes lives. Now available online 
WSD Success Story:  Safety manager, former offender returns to prison to encourage job-readiness

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - I began to believe -
"I was a straight-F student, and I didn’t think I could learn anything. I had a teacher who wouldn’t give up".

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 - 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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