A Message From the Richard A. Carranza, HISD Superintendent
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/8/2018, 12:46 p.m.
Dear HISD Community,
As many of you know, I will be leaving HISD for an opportunity to serve as the new Chancellor of New York City schools. It is with a heavy heart that I leave Houston, a dynamic and unique city with a can-do spirit the size of Texas. I want to thank you for welcoming me into your lives and entrusting me with the education of your children.
I leave knowing that much has been accomplished in my time here, including:
- Establishing the Achieve 180 initiative to support underserved and underperforming schools
- Bringing Nutrition Services in-house to better serve our students and have student voice in meal options
- Ensuring the 2012 Bond Program fulfills promises made to the community
- Implementing Every Community Every School to connect schools to wraparound services and community resources
- Establishing a K-12 Fine Arts Department to expand access to high-quality fine arts education
- Rebuilding the Special Education Department through an audit and input from the community
- Helping some formerly Improvement Required campuses meet state accountability standards
- Weathering Hurricane Harvey as a community and rebuilding in its aftermath
HISD and the Houston community are #HoustonStrong, and that strength is built not on one individual, but on the contributions of many. I urge you to continue being an advocate for your child and investing time every day in their success. I wish the HISD community well in the future, and I look forward to seeing the great things that come out of this remarkable city.
Richard A. Carranza