ACE WINTER NEWS
DECEMBER 20, 2017
Dear ACE Family,
Best wishes for a wonderful break. Please rest, celebrate and embrace the new year with fierce determination. This is the year to accelerate to new levels --- to truly become "beacons of hope and models of excellence" for our communities.
Congratulations to Blanton Elementary
Some accolades from the visit included: recognition of strong leadership and staff culture, positive morning arrival, inviting instructional spaces, effective use of Teach Like a Champ and Get Better Faster taxonomies, strong instructional rigor, noteworthy culture that celebrates student culture and learning. Thanks also to Teaching Trust for partnering in our work and building a bridge for the effective study of promising practices.
Dallas ISD Principal of the Year, Laura Garza, named new Executive Director for the Samuell Feeder
J.N. Ervin Elementary awarded TEA Grant for $974,000. to support Literacy. Way to Go ERVIN!
Year 1 ACE School, T.J. Rusk MS, named National AVID Demonstration School
Students and staff at Dallas ISD’s Thomas J. Rusk Middle School earned the designation as an AVID National Demonstration School. This time, the renewed certification won’t expire for three years, which is the longest time period granted. “You are a very good school,” said Mozingo, a program manager for AVID in Texas.
Being a National Demonstration School means that Rusk’s program exhibits best practices, and will be an example other schools in the region can visit to see what it takes to implement a high-level AVID program. Principal Cordoba credited AVID students and staff for putting in the hard work necessary to renew the certification. #ACCELERATION!
Dr. Billy Earl Made MS - Breakfast with over 500 Dads and Community Members
Edison MLC Leading the Way with "Aggressive Monitoring"
Hernandez Elementary Leaders and Teachers embrace "Coaching in the Moment"
Teach Like a Champ Micro-credentialing statewide Pilot
Thanks to our teachers for leading way in Texas by piloting a new form of professional development. Mills, Lee, and Blanton have 100% first round completion! Congratulations to all fo the teachers below for successful submission:
- Juan Bustamante
- Monica Elvir
- Roberto Gongora
- Allison Kloby
- Flor Mendez
- Vladamir Dinolov
- Lisa Williams
- Katrine Pettigrew
- Sandra Bewley
- Lucia Hernandez
- Carmen Slater
- Roshonda Wesley
- Alexa Calumpaino
- Patrice Garmon
- Tiffaney Todd
- Alekzandra Michael
- Tellesha Minter
- Lindsay Molla