Northwest Network Community
WELCOME TO MR. JUAN CORDOBA - OUR NEW HILLCREST/WHITE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
School Leadership B welcomes Mr. Juan Cordoba as our new Executive Director, joining the Northwest Network, over the Hillcrest and W.T White Elementary Feeder Schools.
Mr. Cordoba joins School Leadership B with 10 years of administrative leadership experience both in elementary and secondary schools. He began his career with Dallas ISD in 2004 as part of the Dallas ISD Alternative Certification program as a Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher at Stevens Park Elementary School where he also served as an instructional coach, academic coordinator, and testing coordinator.
Mr. Cordoba brings with him a variety of instructional
leadership experiences, including teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal. As an assistant principal at Boude Storey Middle School, he helped his campus make great accomplishments including moving from one of the lowest SEIs to the highest. Mr. Cordoba served as the principal of Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary where he helped foster a positive staff and student climate and culture, then returned to secondary through the ACE program where he served as principal of Thomas J. Rusk Middle School. Rusk showed incredible gains under his leadership including earning AVID National Demonstration school status for three years during revalidation, double-digit gains across all core STAAR contents, and tremendous increases in climate and SEI.
Mr. Cordoba was a finalist as Principal of the Year in 2016 and has been designated as a Dallas ISD Master Principal for the last two years. He attributes much of his success to facilitating strong PLCs, robust data analysis, consistent instructional coaching, and fostering inspiring relationships with all stakeholders.
Executive Director Cordoba is excited for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Though he officially starts full-time in July, he is transitioning now by attending virtual meetings, reviewing master schedule designs, participating in staff selections, and reviewing and approving Campus Improvement Plans for the Hillcrest and W.T White Elementary Feeder Schools. Please feel free to reach out to him at JCordoba@DallasISD.org
Gooch Gators are masking Covid-19 but not their #DallasIsdAtHome learning!
Gators created face masks in art class!
Spirit Week Activities: Gators dressing as their favorite book character!
Franklin International Exploratory Academy
5 de Mayo Fiesta Celebration with local Composer Jay Gewetz and eBooks.
The Franklin Debate Team won 2nd place in the first Dallas Urban Debate Alliance essay contest! 8th grade student Morgan Dillon took second place with her negative essay on the topic of government intervention in healthcare and extending unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Franklin Debate Team has already begun research on the essays for the final competition. Students have one week to write a research based persuasive essay in MLA format on the topic of criminal justice reform.
Shawn Burns & Ursula Hollingsworth
Beautiful thank you notes from Franklin Students!
Ms. Mezheritskiy had a fantastic Project Presentation class with her 6th grade Social Studies students.
Jose "Joe" May ES appreciates support from Dallas ISD and the Community
Joe May teachers give their "why" for dedicating their careers to kids
Principal Wendy Miller and many Withers Teachers drove by the home of students in support of At-Home Learning!!
Mcshan ES Virtual Learning
Herbert Marcus ES
Parent involvement is the key of success. Thank you so much for your support in this new adventure of virtual education!
Happy Earth Day!!
Ms. Killeavy’s 3rd grade class celebrated Nurse Linda during their class meeting! #NurseAppreciationWeek
PreK self-portraits were on point! As a part of their social and emotional learning, they created self-portraits using household items. Great job, Dolphins!!!
K.B. POLK ES
Mailing postcards or laptop giveaways, Foster ES remains connected!
Third Grader winners of Desktop Computers
Teacher Appreciation Video!
Thomas Jefferson Teacher Appreciation Drive-Thru!
Jack Lowe ES
Greetings from Jack Lowe ES Kindergarten Class
Jack Lowe ES Coach Robly Cash Local News Spotlight
ED Walker MS
Dallas ISD Online Chess Tournament 4/18
Student's first ever online chess tournament! Five players finished TOP 10 out of their grade!
- Anderson Hewitt finished 34th out of 60+ 6thgraders
- Andrew Horton finished 2nd out of 40+ 7th graders
- Angie Lozano finished 16th out of 30+ 8th graders
- Chance Reed (not pictured) finished 27th out of 30+ 8th graders (had trouble with computer ☹)
- Dakeno Chatman finished 6th out of 40+ 7thgraders (just started playing chess a month ago!)
- Evan Hwi finished 19th out of 30+ 7th graders
- Gaston Mendy finished 29th out of 30+ 8th graders (had trouble with computer ☹)
- Jackson Coleman finished 21st out of 40+ 7thgraders
- Mark Kirakosyan finished 5th out of 30+ 8th graders
- Michael Valderrama finished 3rd out of 30+ 8thgraders
- Stephfon Rice finished 9th out of 30+ 7th graders
Lighthouse Committee Recognition Award!!
Home learning with the Burnet AllStars
Burnet ES shows appreciation for Principal Sonia Loskot
Preston Hollow ES
We’ve got spirit! Yes, we do! We’ve got spirit! How ‘bout you? GO Patriots!!
Senior Cap & Gown Pick up!
Issuing of Cap and Gown to the 2020 Seniors!
Conrad Collegiate Celebration
W.T. White HS
Senior Swap Day!
Over 400 Seniors celebrated today! Thanks to the many volunteers, staff, future Longhorns and families who made today special!
Saldivar Scholar Scouts Camp Out!
Music Class continues for Scholars
Saldivar Admin Team passes out Goodie Bags for Teacher Appreciation Week!
4th Grade Math exemplar for the number of the day
Dan D. Rogers ES
WEEKLY HOUSE CHALLENGE
This weeks House Challenge was to find a way to show someone else empathy and brighten a day. Students wrote about what they did to help them out.
Aditya shares about a time he empathized with his injured friend and stayed inside to keep him company. He made his friend's day! Way to soar Aditya!
Presley made a great poster to celebrate the Empatía chant and motto.
Karna wants to remind people that we can show Empathy for healthcare workers by staying home and not adding to their work
LeeLee tells a sweet story about how she and her brother made their grandmother and aunt's visit very special by throwing them a party. She wanted to spread cheer during this difficult time!
In her illustration, Jazmin reminds us to Empathize with our beautiful Earth and take care of our planet.
Mohammed tells about how he empathized with his brother while he was learning to ride his bike.
Medrano MS Ms. Mikayla Roach on Local News Spotlight
Spirit Week Highlights
Teacher Appreciation Parade!
Making a Difference Together: Cigarroa ES Pre-K Teacher uses family in instructional videos
DALLAS ISD CHECK IN CHALLENGE
DISD IS MAKING COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES DURING QUARANTINE
Dallas ISD is committed to providing ongoing academic, social and emotional support to students during the time schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Students and parents can reach a professional school counselor through the Request for Counseling Services links below. A member of the identified school counseling team will respond to requests for assistance.
Parents, guardians and staff who want to request the services of a school counselor in English should complete the request for counseling services using the link below.
CORONAVIRUS HELPFUL LINKS
Conrad and Jefferson Cluster Principals
HIllcrest and White Cluster Principals
Conrad, Hillcrest, Jefferson, and White Secondary Cluster
Melody Cogswell-Paschall, Executive Director
Conrad, Hillcrest, Jefferson, and White Secondary Schools
Angie Torres, Executive Director
Conrad and Jefferson Feeder Elementary Schools
Juan Cordoba, Executive Director
Hillcrest and W.T.White Feeder Elementary Schools