Thank you to the WSD Board of Trustees!

January is School Board Recognition Month and Windham School District thanks the Texas Board of Criminal Justice for serving year-round as its Board of Trustees. These nine governor-appointed volunteers tackle the enormous job of governing one of the largest and most unique school districts in Texas.

"Our Board's contributions reflect a year-round commitment. They generously give of themselves so that decisions affecting our schools are knowledgeably and thoughtfully made to ensure success," said Dr. Clint Carpenter, WSD superintendent. "The Board's support is critical in making sure Windham students are prepared to make a successful reentry into society, become productive citizens in their communities, and join the workforce as valued employees."

As advocates of WSD schools, correctional educators, and offender students, WSD's Board of Trustees faces unique challenges. The Board defines policy, sets budgets, and works to ensure academic excellence and accountability within WSD, which is located on sites within the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

"Our board members stand up for correctional education and the difference it makes in the lives of incarcerated men and women, along with their families and communities," Carpenter said. "You'll find our Trustees travelling to weekend graduation ceremonies, visiting WSD classes in session, or traveling to staff training sessions. They talk with students about personal success in the classroom, and they meet Texas lawmakers to discuss the value of correctional education in Texas. We appreciate their energy, expertise, and hard work. They make it possible for WSD to continue the work of helping transform lives."

To read more about the WSD Board of Trustees, click here: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/tbcj/#Board_Members

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Windham School District working with TDLR, strengthening employment opportunities by helping offenders earn state licensures
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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
Success Story posters on campuses
Cartel to Counselor: Finding HOPE through education
Sen. Charles Perry speaks to graduates in Childress
Congressman John Cornyn observes job training at San Antonio Food Bank
Livingston graduation ceremony: Rep. James White joins WSD in marking success
Career Expo business presentation empowers former offender to succeed
Central Texas welders thank CTE teacher for training, influence
Windham Career Expo inside TDCJ's Terrell Unit brings employers, hiring support directly to offenders
Bastrop Man Receives Governor's 2016 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award
WSD and TDCJ: Gatesville tour for Governor's staff focuses on partnerships, successful re-entry efforts
Pablo Gonzales: Thanks to job-focused training, project manager enjoys work,  family, life
New Reading Horizons curriculum to help develop fluency, comprehension
WSD Career and Technical Education: Preparing students for work, success
Message from Board Chairman Dale Wainwright
WSD expands vocational programming, course lengths, training opportunities
WSD receives support from NCCER with efforts to connect trained offenders and employers
Windham School District honors professional counselors
Huntsville Item - Thanks to investments in treatment and education opportunities, offenders in Texas have better chance now to make it in free world 
Campus tours share WSD's success story: Notes from WSD Division of Instruction Director Amy Lopez (From "Good Things" Report, Jan. 18)
WSD Success Story:  Safety manager, former offender returns to prison to encourage job-readiness
'We are Windham' video proudly explains why, how WSD changes lives. Now available online

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Garrett Stanley, a wonderful story of success in life after incarceration.

Success Story IconNEW - Learning equals possibilities - "Being incarcerated since I was young, I have had my share of trials and struggles. But knowing every morning that I may..."

Success Story IconNEW - I now have a good job - "My Windham teachers showed patience, effort, and kindness; they were very helpful"

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