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VISD continues to work for positive change

By BY ROBERT JAKLICH
March 23, 2013 at 3:05 p.m.
Updated March 22, 2013 at 10:23 p.m.

Robert Jaklich

Friday was another amazing day in the Victoria ISD as we hosted the District Leadership work session. We would like to thank our Board of Trustees, community members, higher education and business partners, VISD staff, and most importantly, our VISD student leaders who made the work session so productive and successful.

To become the exceptional school district we aspire to be, we must continue to work in harmony with all of our stakeholders. The opportunity for all of our students to learn and achieve excellence can only occur when a commitment from everyone is acknowledged and honored. The outcomes of the VISD Leadership Team meeting clearly indicates we are on the road to great success.

An important responsibility of the VISD Leadership Team is to cultivate leaders at all levels of our organization and to provide opportunities that address the capacity to change and to provide the necessary resources to support this change process.

As a school district, we will continue to work collaboratively to embrace change and view change as a process and not an event. One outcome from the Leadership Team discussion is that change in its true form must be external as well and internal. This requires each individual as well as the organization to understand if we can no longer change a situation, then we must challenge ourselves to be the agent of change.

In the VISD, it is clearly evident that we have within us the belief, knowledge and skill sets to truly become the school district we aspire to be. We will continue to work together as we meet our upcoming challenges with hope, determination and great expectations. We are dedicated to teacher quality, enhancing classroom support and accelerating student achievement. Nelson Mandela once stated: "As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."

On behalf of our Board of Trustees and the entire VISD, we truly appreciate your commitment to excellence, your willingness to change and your service as a "Champion for our Children."

Robert Jaklich is the superintendent for the Victoria Independent School District. Contact him at 361-788-9202 or through the VISD website, visd.com.

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