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Welcome to the Istation Blog

Exceptional Leaders Transform Their District in 5 steps

by Photo of Andi Diaz Andi Diaz on September 16, 2020

Topics: Success Stories, Proven Results

Start the Year Strong!

As the new school year kicks off, educational leaders are juggling the complexities of distance learning, navigating new edtech tools, grappling with budget cuts, weighing student and staff mental health, and so much more. And leaders who are committed to best practices — while also being flexible, innovative, and empathetic enough to meet the evolving needs of students, staff, and parents — will be the ones who are able to transform schools during uncertain times.

Watch this webinar to meet three exceptional district leaders who not only transitioned their district to remote learning with ease, but are also employing effective, data-driven strategies to set their district up for success in the 2020-2021 school year.

Watch the webinar.

Seguin ISD Superintendent Matthew Gutierrez, Ed.D.; Andrea Jaramillo, director of elementary and multilingual education; and Tracee Gonzales, K-2 elementary academic dean, joined Istation on September 22 for a webinar discussion with actionable takeaways and a live Q&A. Get an intimate look at how Seguin turned their district around and how to start the school year stronger than ever.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Matthew Guiterrez, Superintendent of Schools, Seguin ISD

Dr. Matthew Gutierrez, Superintendent of Schools for Seguin ISD, is an experienced educational leader with experience in human resources, administration, and teaching. Dr. Gutierrez is a strong supporter of public education for all students and a strong advocate for ensuring equity. He earned his bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Angelo State University; master of education in Educational Leadership from Schreiner University; and his doctor of education in Educational Leadership and Administration from Texas Tech University. 

Andrea Jaramillo, Director of Elem and Multilingual Ed for Seguin ISD

Andrea Jaramillo, Director of Elementary and Multilingual Education for Seguin ISD, is an experienced district administrator, instructional coach, and teacher whose career has focused on ESL, bilingual, literacy, and science. A two-time graduate of University of North Texas, Jaramillo holds degrees in bilingual and multilingual education and curriculum and instruction.

Tracee Gonzales, Academic Dean of Patlan Elem, Seguin ISD

Tracee Gonzales is currently serving as an Academic Dean (K-2) at Patlan Elementary School. Her 11-year educational career has been spent in the classroom as a teacher, reading interventionist, and instructional coach, all driven by her passion for early literacy. Gonzales recently completed her master’s degree in Educational Administration at Lamar University.

Watch the webinar to learn more about:

  • District-wide engagement – 5 actions every educational leader should take for district-wide fidelity of implementation
  • Professional development – why professional development is essential to empowering teachers now
  • Special populations – how to support English learners, special needs students, and at-risk students with intervention for school or home
    Watch the webinar.