Mansfield ISD Magazine Fall 2018 | Page 20

GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTIST CROWDER TO PERFORM IN MISD G rammy-nominated contemporary Christian artist Crowder will perform at The Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of his national “American Prodigal” tour. The concert will feature performances from MISD choir students as the opening act. Proceeds from the event will go toward the MISD Center Arts Program, which brings in art performances and cultural events to MISD students and the community. Crowder, a Texas native, solo studio album, “Neon Steeple,” was released in May of 2014 with the first single, “I Am,” charting at number three on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. Crowder will also teach a master class to fine arts students before the concert. began his musical career as the lead vocalist of the David Crowder Band in 1996. The group experienced a tremendous amount of success with sixteen singles, six studio albums, two live albums and a compilation CD. In 2012, Crowder launched his solo career. His debut He went on to receive a Grammy nomination in 2015 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/ Song for the single “Come as You Are.” This tour celebrates the release of his sophomore solo album “American Prodigal.” Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the Dec. 1 concert. For more information about concert tickets, visit or call 817-299-1230. MANSFIELD ISD CHOSEN FOR STATE GOVERNANCE COHORT M ansfield ISD is one of eight school districts in Texas to be selected as part of the inaugural Lone Star Governance (LSG) Exemplar Cohort. The purpose of Lone Star Governance is to provide a continuous improvement model for school board members and their superintendents focused intensively on one primary objective—improving student outcomes. School board members and superintendents in the LSG Exemplar Cohort will commit to a year-long process with the option of an additional one-year extension. During the year, district leadership student is the focus,” said Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. “As part of the inaugural LSG Exemplar Cohort, the school board members and superintendents in these districts seek to take their efforts to the next level, which can lead to better student outcomes in their communities.” will receive trainings, attend workshops and be provided other evaluation and implementation support. “The leadership at these eight school districts are already demonstrating effective governance practices where the success of every 17 Cohort members will also be presenting at various regional, state and national conferences in the coming year to share best practices from their experiences to help strengthen leadership in districts statewide. M A NSFIELD ISD.O RG