Rodney E. Watson, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
As we begin the third year of our EVERY CHILD 2020 strategic plan -- a year that has been earmarked for achievement -- we hope you will partner with us as we make changes that will impact student success.
Every Spring ISD employee is essential to this mission of “Achieve the Change” whether it’s the teacher in the classroom or the bus driver who ensures our students make it to school on time. We need our nutrition services workers to fuel our students and make it possible for them to focus on learning. Our custodians and plant operators are key to creating a healthy and safe environment for all our students and staff.
The goal of “Achieve the Change” is to put our students at the forefront of everything we do.
During the past year, the district was designated a District of Innovation -- a change that allows many unique opportunities, including the flexibility to embed Professional Development opportunities in our calendar for campus-based staff.
Author of “No Excuses University”
On Sept. 18, Spring ISD educators will hear from Damen Lopez, author of “No Excuses University” and the founder of the No Excuses University Network of Schools. To date, his work has influenced the lives of more than 150,000 students in 22 different states and has garnered national attention. He completed his B.A. and M.A. at Point Loma Nazarene University and is the youngest educator to earn the University of San Diego Remarkable Leader in Education Award.
In his book, Damen describes Six Exceptional Systems that promote academic results for all students under the umbrella of college readiness. When visiting us in Spring, he will share key strategies on bringing these systems into the classroom to promote academic excellence for all students.
I'm excited about having Damen Lopez be part of our “Achieve the Change” event to help us kick off a successful school year in Spring ISD.