Superintendent shares highlights of Every Child 2020 year one
HOUSTON – Aug. 16, 2016 – Games, music and performances made for a lively celebration as Spring ISD kicked off its back-to-school countdown with the 2016 Welcome Back Convocation.
The event brought together about 5,000 staff members from across the district to the M.O. Campbell Center Aug. 8 to hear the district’s plans, initiatives and goals for the upcoming school year.
The event was full of surprises, original student oratories and student performances. Lance Williams and Christopher Ruiz, fifth graders at Winship and Northgate Crossing elementary schools respectively, brought the attendees to their feet with their original oratories that noted their pride at being part of Spring ISD. There was also an original speech given by Eboni Jenerette, the 2015 16 Twin Creeks Middle School teacher of the year, expressing her enthusiasm for being a product of the Spring ISD family.
Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson also took a moment to share highlights of the Spring ISD Strategic Plan, EVERY CHILD 2020 year one, which included the achievements and accolades garnered across the district by various schools and departments. He also outlined his personal commitment and excitement for the future plans to make Spring ISD a district of choice.
“We want to be known for high-quality academics and innovative programs that help students succeed. But we also want to be a district of choice for teachers, administrators and support staff,” said Watson. “Most important, we want people who believe that by working here they can make a real difference in the lives of our students, their families and the Spring ISD community.”
This year’s convocation was emceed by returning Chief Communications Officer, Tiffany Dunne-Oldfield, along with co-emcees: De’Monica Amerson, Claughton Middle School Principal, and Jaime I. Garza, operations. The event also featured a musical performance by the Westfield High School drum line throughout the event.
The convocation’s platinum sponsor was Prairie View A&M University. Additional support was provided by the Spring ISD Education Foundation and Honda of Spring.