The newest administrative additions were announced at the monthly meeting of the BISD Board of Trustees on Monday. These additions are courtesy of a grant/partnership with Texas Tech for the growing of administrators within the district.
In a scene much like the opening of the Oscars’ envelopes, one by one the teachers chosen for the program were called to the front to open the envelope informing them of the campus on which they would be doing their “Principal Fellowship.” The four were chosen after a rigorous application and interview process which was done both by BISD and Texas Tech.
The four and their campus assignment for 2019-2020 are:
- Ashley Venable – Oak Grove
- Amanda Richards – BHS
- Liana Garcia – BMS
- Kristen Webb – Oak Grove
The four will work as Assistant Principals at the campuses. This training program is funded through a grant and will cover their administrative education.
About Texas Tech
Committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge, Texas Tech University, a comprehensive public research university, provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind.
Texas Tech University is among 120 universities and colleges in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “Very High Research Activity” category. The University also is only one of 86 public institutions listed. The list is updated every three years and university’s must maintain specific criteria to achieve designation. Texas Tech first made the list in 2015.
Texas Tech Accreditation
Texas Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The organization reaffirmed the University’s accreditation for 10 years in 2015.
TExas Tech Governance
Under the umbrella of the Texas Tech University System (TTUS), Texas Tech University is one of four component institutions. The others are Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, and Angelo State University. The System is governed by the TTUS Board of Regents.
Texas Tech Founded
Texas Tech University was created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. The university is the major institution of higher education in a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school.
Originally named Texas Technological College, the college opened in 1925 with six buildings and an enrollment of 914. Graduate instruction did not begin until 1927 within the school of Liberal Arts. A “Division of Graduate Studies” was established in 1935 and eventually became known as the Graduate School in 1954. By action of the Texas State Legislature, Texas Technological College formally became Texas Tech University on September 1, 1969.