Talking to HISD Leadership about the 2022 Strategic Plan
In Spring 2022, following the publication of Superintendent House's Strategic Plan, SNL began a series of letters to district leadership and copied to the entire School Board. We recognize the inevitable resistance to change and want to be sure that many HISD leaders understand what makes a strong library, and how the restoration of strong library services will impact student growth over time. Please read the letters yourself to be best informed.
- Strategic Plan Response #1: Thank you for the Strategic plan (March 17)
- Strategic Plan Response #2: Librarian or Media Specialist, What's in a Title? (April 4)
- Strategic Plan Response #3: Digital Resources, Librarians for Tech and Print Resources (April 15)
- Strategic Plan Response #4: Facilities - What is an Effective Library Space? (May 18)
The HISD Leadership included on these letters is:
Millard House, Superintendent
Rick Cruz, Deputy Superintendent
Max Moll, Chief Engagement Officer
Denise Watts, Chief of Schools
Jeremy Grant-Skinner, Chief Talent Officer
Shawn Bird, Chief Academic Officer
Yolanda Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent Achieve 180
Julia Dimmit, Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools Office 1
Staci Taylor, Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools Office 2
Erwin Garcia, Assistant Superintendent Elementary Schools Office 3
Cesar Martinez, Assistant Superintendent Middle Schools Office
Geovanny Ponce, Assistant Superintendent High Schools Office
Maggie Gardea, Elementary Curriculum/Development Officer
Montra Rogers, Secondary Curriculum and Development Officer
Adrian Acosta, Officer, Academic Technology Instruction
Raul Alanis, Executive Director, Academic Technology Instruction
Rene Flores, STEM Manager
James Newman, Senior Manager
Gary Chaffee, Library Services Manager
Library Services began reporting to the Academic Technology Instruction department in Spring of 2022.
Names and titles are as listed on the Houston ISD website as of March 2022.
The letters are also shared with the full School Board.