ConnectEd February/March 2017 - Page 8

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Board of Trustees
Linda Griffin
President
Jed Reed
Vice President
Larry Glick
Secretary
Johnny Beach
Assistant Secretary
Rick Lambert Scott Luna Robert Selders Jr .
Interim Superintendent
Dr . Deborah Cron be college & career ready
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Blanca Rendon Garza
Eighth-grader Sam Houston Middle School
“ Take classes that use learning strategies that will help when testing , doing essays and completing work . I like to practice the material that we learn through graphic organizers , group discussions and hands-on activities .”
Ty Jackson
Carpenter GISD Facilities Department
“ Stay in school and learn everything you can about the trade that is calling you . You have opportunities presented to you that students in the past , including myself , did not have . This is an excellent path to start working on your career . I would have enjoyed this opportunity when I was in school . You can do it !”
Linda L . Griffin
President GISD Board of Trustees
“[ The GRCTC ] is a huge opportunity for our students to jumpstart their careers while achieving their high school diploma . The more students we can prepare for the workforce , the stronger our cities and communities will become .”
Sandy Holmberg
Librarian Stephens Elementary School
“ Take full advantage of exceptional hands-on learning experiences and you ’ ll be ready to hit the ground running after graduation , whether you ’ re heading to college or stepping right into a career .”
Mitch Wade
Fire Chief Sachse Fire Department
“ Readiness is critical in the Fire-Rescue service — we must always be prepared for any emergency that may arise . To earn a position as a firefighter , you must : stay out of trouble ; earn a college degree ; develop interpersonal skills ; gain mechanical abilities ; and have a heart to serve others .”
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