Dear LTISD Colleagues,
It gives me great satisfaction to inform you that Lake Travis ISD has been selected as one of three statewide finalists in the ‘Small District Award’ category as part of HEB’s 2017 Excellence in Education Awards program!
HEB launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a way to support public education in Texas. According to HEB, the awards program has become the largest monetary initiative for educators in the state, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators. Each year HEB recognizes teachers, principals, school districts, school boards, and early childhood centers who go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities.
Specifically, the District Award recognizes school districts for 1) a commitment to student achievement through innovative programs; 2) parent/community involvement; and professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators. The two other finalists in the ‘Small District Award’ category are Alamo Heights ISD (San Antonio) and Hutto ISD. The winner will be announced at the HEB Excellence in Education Awards ceremony on May 7.
A group of 11 judges spent the day yesterday visiting with student and campus leaders at Hudson Bend Middle School and Lake Travis High School. The comprehensive visit also included meetings with district administrators, parents, and community members. While winning the award would be a wonderful compliment for our district, the mere fact that Lake Travis ISD has been named a finalist is a unique and tremendous honor in itself. The awards process and onsite visits were great opportunities for us to showcase the amazing teaching and learning occurring in our schools every day. This was a very rewarding process. I am very proud and honored to serve as your superintendent!
With sincere appreciation and thanks,
Brad Lancaster, Ed.D. | Superintendent of Schools | Phone: 512.533.6020
Lake Travis Independent School District | 3322 Ranch Road 620 South| Austin, TX 78738 | http://www.ltisdschools.org