Pictured: Dr. Marty Crawford, Henry Bell, Ed Moore and Andy Bergfeld
Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford delivered the State of the District update at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Tyler Rose Garden Center.
Dr. Crawford discussed recent District achievements, such as continued improvement in state accountability ratings and high achievement distinctions earned by 12 Tyler ISD campuses. He also gave a glimpse into the District’s plans for a new middle school design that would expand the traditional model of zoned campuses to also provide choice campuses across the District. In doing so, students and families could choose to stay at their neighborhood school or they could choose to attend schools that meet their specific educational goals.
Dr. Crawford thanked community members for their overwhelming support (83%) for BOND 2017, which allows for the revitalization of John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high schools. Such positive support from the community, combined with a student-focused Board of Trustees, helps to continue the forward momentum in creating successful student outcomes.
Tyler ISD joined the Tyler Area Business Education Council to present the 2017 Community Partner of the Year Award to the City of Tyler. The City of Tyler has been a pivotal force in helping the district fulfill its vision through the engagement and support of city officials and employees with programs such as School is Cool, Mayor’s Mentorship Achievement Program (MAP), and Teacher Appreciation Week. Mayor Martin Heines accepted the award for the City.
Additionally, the District, along with the Tyler ISD Foundation and the Tyler Area Business Education Council, named three 2017 Tyler ISD Distinguished Alumni; Henry Bell, Andy Bergfeld and Ed Moore. Henry Bell serves as the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce chief operating officer and attended Birdwell Elementary School, Hogg Middle School and Robert E. Lee High School. Andy Bergfeld is president of Bergfeld Realty Company, LLC and is currently serving in his sixth term on the Tyler ISD Board of Trustees. He attended Rice Elementary School, Hubbard Middle School and Robert E. Lee High School. Ed Moore serves as Tyler City Councilman for District 3. He attended W.A. Peete Elementary School, Dogan Middle School and Emmett J. Scott High School.
Pictured: Mayor Martin Heines accepts the 2017 Community Partner of the Year Award on behalf of the City of Tyler.