Board

January 2015 is School Board Recognition Month, and the Windham School District proudly recognizes the crucial role of its Board of Trustees in the lives of offender students and the future of Texas.

WSD’s nine Governor-appointed trustees are experts in various fields, who tackle the year-round job of governing schools within the Texas prison system. While serving as the WSD Board of Trustees, they are also known as the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.  Their actions and decisions affect the present and future success of incarcerated men and women who will one day return to society.

Windham’s trustees generously donate their time and expertise, shouldering critical responsibilities and often making difficult choices. They provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for correctional education. Thanks to their efforts, WSD continues to teach industry-recognized vocational skills, literacy skills, graduate equivalent diploma courses, and behavioral change coursework, all the while helping lower recidivism rates in Texas. This success translates into better lives for the families and communities of Texas. 

Our trustees are seen throughout the year visiting Windham schools, speaking at graduation ceremonies, discussing correctional education issues at professional and legislative meetings, and making decisions that support the far-reaching effects of schools within Texas prisons.  They are always pleased to meet Windham teachers and proud to learn of our students' success.  We are grateful for their service; they have made it possible for thousands of men and women to make better choices and prepare for new chapters of their lives.

WSD Board of Trustees
Hon. Dale Wainwright , Chairman
Mr. R. Terrell McCombs, Vice-Chairman
Mr. E.F. “Mano” DeAyala
Mr. Thomas G. Fordyce
Mr. Eric Gambrell
Mr. Larry Don Miles
Mr. Patrick O’Daniel
Ms. Derrelynn Perryman
Mr. Thomas P. Wingate

 

Policies
     Board Adopted Policies
     Operating Procedures
     Superintendent’s Directives
Scheduled Meetings
     Schedule and Order of Business
Strategic Plan

 

 

 

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - I learned a great deal - "I really enjoyed this class and I learned a great deal. Painting and Decorating is something I always wanted to do and learn."

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 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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"Due largely to the training I received from my teacher, I am able to be an independent ...

Contact Us

P.O. Box 13084
Austin, Texas 78711-3084

Telephone: (512) 475-3250
Fax: (512) 305-9398

Email: tbcj@tdcj.state.tx.us

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An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
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.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.