Two Region 4 Districts Selected for TEA's System of Great Schools Technical Assistance Network
Two Region 4 school districts, Galveston ISD and Spring Branch ISD, were selected to participate in the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA’s) new System of Great Schools (SGS) Technical Assistance Network, which will build the districts’ capacity for supporting educators to design and lead high-quality schools; empowering families with high-quality options and informed choices; and focusing central offices on high-leverage oversight, innovation and support activities.
Following an application process earlier this year, Galveston ISD and Spring Branch ISD were among eight school districts selected to participate as part of the SGS two-year cohort, which is designed to support districts in their exploration, design and implementation of an effective strategy for system‑wide reform.
“We are extremely proud that Galveston ISD and Spring Branch ISD were selected to participate in the innovative SGS Technical Assistance Network because it will provide them with the support and flexibility to meet the specific needs of their students, communities, and educators. Dr. Kelli Moulton of Galveston ISD and Dr. Scott Muri of Spring Branch ISD are committed to the continuous improvement of their districts and student success is at the heart of that focus. The SGS will help them meet this mission,” said Dr. Pam Wells, executive director of Region 4 Education Service Center (Region 4).
In June, superintendents and district leaders from the eight SGS districts participated in a summit that provided an opportunity for them to learn from each other, collaborate and embark on a transition toward implementing a SGS strategy.
As a member of the SGS Network, school districts are provided an executive advisor throughout planning and implementation; access to informational resources, case studies, toolkits and implementation guides; and possible access to technical advisors providing support for specific SGS-related initiatives.
For more information regarding the System of Great Schools, visit the Texas Education Agency website at www.tea.texas.gov/dssi.