AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today released the 2015 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters. The ratings reveal that 94 percent of school districts and charters across Texas achieved the rating of Met Standard.
Districts and charters (except for those comprised of only one campus) that achieve a Met Standard rating are also eligible to receive a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness. The distinction takes into account factors such as graduation rates, ACT/SAT participation and performance, Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduates and dual credit course completion rates. Postsecondary readiness is the only distinction at the district level.
Only 24 school districts and charters earned this distinction for 2015.
“Earning any type of distinction under the state accountability system is commendable and should be a source of pride in that community,” said Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. “Achieving the postsecondary readiness distinction reflects extraordinary work taking place within a district or charter while affirming a strong commitment to all their students.”
Staley, an experienced administrator, joins SISD after serving Garland ISD in the roles of Assistant Principal and ELA Instructional Specialist. Her previous experience includes instructional leadership at the Beaver Technology Center for Math and Science and Dallas Christian School.
Staley remarks, "I am so excited to be a part of the Sunnyvale ISD community. Sunnyvale has a reputation for strong academic, athletic, and extracurricular offerings. I am honored to serve in the role as Sunnyvale Elementary Principal as we seek to educate and support our students in becoming outstanding citizens of the 21st century."
In her first few weeks, Mrs. Staley has immersed herself into getting to know the district, campus, staff, and PTA leadership. During her first meeting with the Board of Trustees last week, she presented the Campus Improvement Plan, which includes an emphasis on strong instructional foundations and finding new ways to connect the home and school environments.
"When deciding to make a career change, I knew this would affect my whole family. Without hesitation, my husband, also an educator, and I knew that Sunnyvale would be a perfect fit for our daughter, as well. We have felt very welcomed and can truly see that Sunnyvale is about family," Staley said. "I look forward to meeting everyone and partnering with parents and the community to meet the needs of our students!"
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