Photo Credit: Tom Brawley
Canyon Pointe Elementary is an Exemplary campus where the community commits to empowering all learners to reach their maximum potential through a rigorous, innovative and individually valuable education.
Tomball Principal Partners
Parents, business, and civic leaders are invited to serve as a Principal Partner in Tomball ISD on Monday, November 3. This new program allows community leaders to partner with a TISD principal. Tomball ISD’s Chief Academic Officer Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora explained that the program increases awareness and understanding of the strengths and challenges of schools within the district. “We see this program as a way for the private sector to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring a quality public education for all students,” Salazar-Zamora said.
On the day of the visit, the partners will spend time with the principal, faculty, and students sharing ideas and learning about the school’s day-to-day operations. The guest principal might teach a class, meet with student council members, attend student performances, read to students, shadow the principal, or address a class assembly.
Partners will be matched with an elementary, intermediate, junior high, or high school based on the participant’s area of expertise, interests, and the school’s needs. At the end of the visit, all guest principals will convene with the superintendent of schools and discuss their experiences and potential plans for future involvement with their host school at a luncheon to be held in their honor.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our school district,” Salazar-Zamora said. “We welcome community participation in our schools and we’re looking forward to working with those individuals who would like to serve as a Principal Partner.”
Community members interested in signing up should complete the Principal Partners Application. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 13. All applications should be submitted to the Tomball ISD Curriculum & Instruction Department at 310 S. Cherry Street. Completed applications can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TISD's Teachers of the Year
From left, Ashley Eddlemon, Northpointe Intermediate School, and Devon Carpenter, Canyon Pointe Elementary, were selected as Tomball ISD’s Teachers of the Year. Eddlemon serves fifth and sixth grade students as an ESL instructional specialist. She has worked for Tomball ISD for seven years, where she has also taught math, science, and World Cultures. She is described as a visionary who motivates her colleagues. Carpenter has worked in Tomball ISD for nine years and is currently a special education teacher. She has also taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grades. She is known being kind and compassionate, and for building trusting relationships with her students.