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COCISD superintendent accepted to leadership training program
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING -- Coldspring- Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District superintendent,LaTonya Goffney,is recipient of a scholarship to the Lamar University Superintendent A c a d - e m y , an adv a n c e d l e a d e r - s h i p - training program. A c - cording to executive director, Dr. Bob Thompson, participation in the Academy is by invitation only. Twenty-six superintendents were chosen among 70 nominees from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. “To be selected is an honor not only to the superintendent,” Thompson says, “but also to his or her board and district. Without the support of forward-looking boards, no superintendent could have achieved the level of success and recognition necessary to be selected to the Academy.” At the Academy, a 12-month program, Goffney will review the latest technology for enhancing student learning, participate in advanced leadership training from some of the nation’s foremost trainers of company executives, and participate in the Decision Support Center, a high tech laboratory for improving the speed and quality of management decision makportunity to visit other school districts to review their most successful practices. Thompson says the knowledge superintendents receive from the Academy is immediately applicable to any district, regardless of size or location. To assist districts in incorporating proposed management concepts, the Academy will also host a three-day “visioning” session for superintendents and their board members. They will be led through joint leadership training and planning activities. Also, they will meet with peers from similar sized districts to share ideas for increasing student achievement and developing a vision for the future. Thompson says the Academy is designed to provide the most professional growth opportunities with the least amount of time away from the district.