Community members gather to discuss the future education of Alvin ISD students

On February 24, community and business members partnered with Alvin ISD to engage in an open dialogue to discuss the educational needs of 21st Century students, and how the District can continually evolve to meet the needs of these future leaders. 

Wendy DelBello and Drew Nelson of Alvin Community College, Jay Hawkins of Hawkins Lease Service and Chairman of the Alvin-Manvel Chamber, Rebecca Hughes of Kelsey Seybold Clinic in Pearland, Jim Johnson of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Johanna McWilliams of the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce, Dion McInnis of University of Houston – Clear Lake, and Sheila Olson of the Alvin ISD Education Foundation; along with Alvin ISD administrators: Dr. Fred Brent, Daniel Combs, Jeff Burke, Darrell Alexander and Kevon Wells were each in attendance to collaborate and discuss the upcoming Alvin ISD Education Summit.

The purpose of the Alvin ISD Education Summit, which is scheduled for March 18 and March 20 in Alvin, and Pearland, is to engage community and business leaders in a conversation about the future and the skills that students should possess upon graduation from the public school system. “We are interested in hearing exactly what our community and business leaders believe is needed to ensure that the students of Alvin ISD are successful and prepared for college and the workforce,” said Daniel Combs, Alvin ISD communications director.

The initial meeting of community members was to enable Alvin ISD administrators to discuss ideas, concepts and expected outcomes for the Alvin ISD Education Summit. Upon conclusion of the meeting it was determined that there are three primary areas of concern that need to be discussed at The Summit in regards to the future direction of Alvin ISD: 1) skill and workforce development for all learners, 2) pedagogy and teacher development, and 3) community partnerships, citizenship and responsibility.

“As we prepare to engage our community and business leaders in a dialogue about the needs of our students, we invited leaders to provide input into what that should look like. We would be remiss as a school district if we identified the needs without the input from our partners and stakeholders,” said Combs.

Parents, community members, businesses and other stakeholders are all invited to join Alvin ISD for the first Education Summit, scheduled to take place at three locations throughout the District. Locations and times are as follows: March 18, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 129 CR 146 in Alvin; March 18, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Alvin Community College Nolan Ryan Center located at 2925 S. Bypass 35 in Alvin; and March 20, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 12101 Shadow Creek Parkway in Pearland.

For questions or to receive additional information contact Daniel Combs at 281-338-1130. 

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