Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford delivered the annual State of the District address during the monthly Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Tyler Rose Garden Center.
Dr. Crawford discussed District achievements over the 2018-2019 school year, such as the District earning a record 45 academic distinctions through the Texas Education Agency, District programs receiving national recognition, and BOND2017 facility updates. Dr. Crawford also presented goals for moving forward with continued success during the 2019-2020 school year.
Additionally, the District honored Texas Representative Matt Schaefer, District 6, and Texas Senator Bryan Hughes, District 1, as the 2019 Community Partners of the Year. Representative Schaefer and Senator Hughes are strong advocates of public education, as seen most recently in their successful efforts to promote public education during the most recent legislative session. The efforts of both Representative Schaefer and Senator Hughes on the ground in Austin helped shape a positive course for students in Tyler ISD and across East Texas. The Community Partners of the Year award is sponsored by Tyler ISD and Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tyler ISD, along with Tyler Area Business Education Council and the Tyler ISD Foundation, named attorney Tab Beall the latest member of the Tyler ISD Distinguished Alumni. A lifelong Tyler resident, Beall attended Clarkston Elementary School, Andy Woods Elementary School and Hubbard Junior High, which at the time was grades 7-9. He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Trinity University and Texas Tech School of Law.