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Professional Development

Staff learning at Texarkana Independent School District is focused on increasing the effectiveness of all who are engaged in the teaching-learning process. Each member of our professional staff must develop his/her knowledge, skills and behavior to effectively accomplish their professional responsibilities, while building a strong collaborative work culture that will develop a long-term capacity for change. The professional learning focus at Texarkana ISD centers around the Coherent Model for Learning.

  • Rigorous, Aligned Curriculum
  • Common Instructional Framework
  • Continuous Improvement Using Data
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Professional Learning, Collaboration, Coaching
  • Relationships with Students, parents & Staff

We believe that a comprehensive professional development plan that promotes continuous learning and growth for every staff member is the key factor in improving the academic performance of all students. Professional Development in the district will be:

  • Research-based
  • Data Drive
  • Job-Embedded with opportunities for follow-up
  • Standards-based
  • Process Drive
  • Continuously Evaluated for effectiveness

Christy Tidwell
Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
3413 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Phone: 903.793.7561 ext. 1310
Fax: 903.255.3280

Candace Haynie
Staff Development Specialist
ext. 1304