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  • Anderson Selected to Lead CHS Softball Program

    The Corsicana ISD Board of Trustees approved Courtney Anderson as the new head softball coach for Corsicana High School. Anderson has spent the last thirteen years as the assistant coach of the Navarro College bulldogs alongside Head Coach Jessica Karenke-Burke.

     

    “We are so pleased to have Coach Anderson lead our softball program at CHS,” said Shade Boulware, principal of CHS. “She has been successful on the collegiate level both as a player and as a coach. She comes highly recommended from her colleagues at Navarro College.”

     

    In 2003, Anderson graduated from Coppell High School with a highly successful high school softball career. She joined the Navarro College Bulldog team and was successful in gaining both All-Region and All-Academic honors. Anderson continued to play at the University of Texas in Arlington before she graduated in 2007 with her bachelor’s degree.

     

    In 2007, she joined Navarro College as the Assistant Softball Coach. From 2008-2018 the Navarro Bulldogs have had four Conference Championships (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015), three Regional Championship Appearances (2010, 2011, 2015), and one National Championship Appearance (2015). Anderson was named two times to the Region XIV Coaching Staff of the Year (2010, 2014). She has coached 57 players who committed to play NCAA Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Universities.

     

    “We welcome Coach Anderson with her knowledge and skills of the game as well her desire and ability to encourage academic success,” said Boulware.

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  • Three Corsicana ISD staffers were honored at Monday's CISD Board of Trustees meeting:

    Jason Ketchum

    Jason Ketchum

    The Texas Association of for Pupil Transportation recognizes Jason Ketchum, CISD Transportation Director, for achieving the highest level of professional certification available through the organization known as the “Certified Pupil Transportation Master Official.”

    Jason and the transportation team are responsible for safely transporting 1,400 students each day. This number does not include daily team

    transportation, gifted and talented schedules, field trips and many other requests. They maintain a fleet of 50 school buses and approximately 50 other transportation vehicles. The department has a team of 47 on staff.

    Congratulations to Jason for continuously perfecting his knowledge and skills through the certification process that included 60 hours of courses that included areas of labor laws, purchasing, state reporting requirements, as well as state and federal law regarding school bus transportation.

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    Tanya Linex

    Out of 76 school districts across the 12-county education service area of Region 12, two outstanding educators have been selected for the top teaching award — 2019 Region 12 Teacher of the Year.

    Tanya Linex of Jose Antonio Navarro Elementary in Corsicana Independent School District is the Elementary Teacher of the Year and Joseph Melo of C.E. Ellison High School in Killeen Independent School District is the Secondary Teacher of the Year.

    Linex has been teaching for 13 years, the last two in Corsicana ISD at Navarro Elementary. She began her teaching career as an instructional aide. A principal recognized her talents and encouraged her to return to college and earn a teaching certificate. After attending evening classes while working full-time in education, she graduated at the top of her class from Texas A&M University in Commerce.  She has teaching certificates for early childhood through fourth grade as well as English as a Second Language. She taught first grade for nine years and then taught fourth grade science and social studies.

    Linex is now an interventionist at Navarro Elementary.

     

    Chief Scott Stephens

    Chief Stephens obtained his Basic Texas Peace Officer License in June of 1998.

    He later obtained both the Intermediate and Advanced Texas Peace Officer License in November 2007 after completing 9 years of service and 1200 continuing education hours and all of the mandated course requirements

    In May of 2018, after 20 years as a Texas Peace Officer and almost 1,700 continuing education hours, Chief Stephens has now earned the Texas Master Peace Officer License.

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  • Tanya Linex Selected as 2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year for Region 12

    WACO, Texas –  Out of 76 school districts across the 12-county education service area of Region 12, two outstanding educators have been selected for the top teaching award — 2019 Region 12 Teacher of the Year.

    Tanya Linex of Jose Antonio Navarro Elementary in Corsicana Independent School District is the Elementary Teacher of the Year and Joseph Melo of C.E. Ellison High School in Killeen Independent School District is the Secondary Teacher of the Year.

    Tanya Linex has been teaching for 13 years, the last two in Corsicana ISD at Navarro Elementary. She began her teaching career as an instructional aide. A principal recognized her talents and encouraged her to return to college and earn a teaching certificate. After attending evening classes while working full-time in education, she graduated at the top of her class from Texas A&M University in Commerce.  She has teaching certificates for early childhood through fourth grade as well as English as a Second Language. She taught first grade for nine years and then taught fourth grade science and social studies.tanya linex

    Linex now teaches second grade and focuses on making lessons challenging but also individualized to help all students feel successful and empowered.  She involves her students in adopting weekly learning goals and moves them through station rotations, based on their needs and weekly content. The station rotations encourage peer-to-peer collaboration, which Linex feels is important to build those skills as well as communication skills.  As a role model for this type of collaboration, Linex serves on a professional learning committee where she and teachers share experiences, research and discuss how to incorporate best practices to meet the needs of students.

    “When you work with other teachers, it helps them feel confident in all aspects of content-based expectations and contributes to a positive school culture,” said Linex. “Teachers then pass their learning and confidence to their own students!”

    Linex works to instill a strong work ethic and desire to achieve success in her students. With a diverse group of students, she knows it is important for them to learn from industry experts and experience the world around them.  She provides these opportunities by inviting successful community/business leaders to the classroom to discuss their personal education and life journeys. Virtual field trips and videos allow her to take students outside the classroom, which leads to student interest, dialogue and research opportunities.

    Linex and her husband Raymond have three boys, who have learned from their mom that while life is not always perfect, nothing is impossible.

    Achievements

    • Distinguished Teacher of the Year - Jose Antonio Elementary 2017-18
    • Second Grade Team Lead, 2017-18
    • Professional development presenter at district and campus levels
    • Serves on Professional Learning Committee for Writing
    • Instructional Aide of the Year, 2005, Mildred ISD

    Dr. Diane Frost, Superintendent Corsicana ISD

    “We are so proud to have Mrs. Linex represent Corsicana ISD as the Elementary Teacher of the Year for Region 12.  Her skills as an instructional leader for her colleagues, and dedicated teacher to her students, make her an ideal role model for elementary educators throughout the state.”

    Debbie Cottar, Interim Principal at Navarro Elementary Spring 2018

    “The care and patience that Mrs. Linex has for students is genuine. She is always willing to take on challenging projects with dedication and compassion.  Mrs. Linex is very humble which makes this recognition that much more special.”

     

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  • Corsicana ISD Summer 2018 Bond Projects Update

     

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  • Sam Houston Elementary Dual Language Campus
    named to Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll

    Corsicana, TX — Corsicana Independent School District announced that Sam Houston Elementary Dual Language Campus has been named to the 2017 - 2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for its high achievement and student success. The program, sponsored by the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Sam Houston is one of 729 public schools in Texas to be recognized.Sam Houston Honor Roll

    The 2017 - 2018 Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

    “We are proud to be recognized as an ERP Honor Roll School by educational and business leaders in Texas,” said Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent for CISD. “Our teachers and administrators are committed to reaching higher levels of academic achievement and continuously improving our practices. We are pleased to see our hard work and dedication translating to positive outcomes for our students.”

    “Educational success must be data-informed,” said Greg Jones, ERP board chairman. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are improving student achievement and we have the data to prove it. It’s critical that the business community support and promote educational success as today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”  

    In Texas, the ERP Honor Roll program is supported by numerous businesses and organizations, including the Texas Business Leadership Council, American Automobile Association (AAA) Texas, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Chevron Corporation and Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

     

     

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  • Board Approves Doring as New Principal of Collins Intermediate School

    Scott Doring

    The CISD Board of Trustees approved Scott Doring as the new principal of Collins Intermediate School.  The fifth and sixth grade campus was recently led by Stephanie Howell, who was promoted to Director of Innovation and Transformation last month.

    Doring who has been serving as an Assistant Principal at Van High School, is no stranger to Corsicana. In 2004, he joined Corsicana High School as a Defensive Coordinator and English Teacher serving for four years, under Dave Hennigan’s reign as head coach.  In 2008, he took the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach position at Blooming Grove ISD where he stayed until 2011. 

    Doring moved his family to Van, Texas in 2011 and joined Van High School as a teacher and coach. In 2016, he joined the leadership of Van High School as an Assistant Principal. 

    “I am so honored to be coming back to Corsicana.  I have maintained some close relationships to people here, so I feel like I’m coming home,” said Doring.

    Doring and his wife, Evelyn, have two boys.  The oldest, Brett, is a sophomore studying education at Texas A&M University. Bray is a senior at Van High School and is in the running to graduate as the VHS Valedictorian.

    “Mr. Doring is a great fit for our Intermediate campus. He is skilled and approachable, and knows how to successfully motivate students and staff.  Most importantly, he has a good understanding of our community, students and culture of the district,” said Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent of CISD. “We are fortunate to have him here.”

     

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  • STAAR Test Results Available Online

    Students and Parents have access to STAAR test results through this link: https://texasassessment.com/

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  • Click here for the 2018-2019 Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade school supply list.

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  • Free and reduced lunch program applications will be available starting July 9.

    Click here to download the PDF flyer in English.

    Haga clic aquí para descargar el folleto en PDF en inglés.

    Free and Reduced Lunch Program applications available July 9.

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  • March 5, 2018

    Federal Accountability Report Cards for 2016-2017

    Corsicana Independent School District is sharing this information about the district and campuses with you as part of its obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

    Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website.

    Click here for more information on what's included on these report cards (full press release).

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  • Click here to download the 2018-2019 Corsicana ISD District calendar.

    2018-2019 calendar

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  • Quick Tip Quick Tip

    Provide information quickly and anonymously through the online Corsicana ISD Quick Tip link. Tips may be related to school safety, personal safety, bullying, vandalism, fighting, etc.  Tip providers may leave contact information if desired, or they may be submitted anonymously.

    https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/corsicana/quicktip/

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  • Corsicana ISD Innovation Plan 2017-2022

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