Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath will visit Mt. Pleasant Independent School District on Tuesday, November 1 to discover the methodology the district has used to make the rapid academic progress it has achieved over the past three years. Morath will meet with District and campus administrators and members of the School Board, visit classrooms at Mt. Pleasant High School, and talk to students on the campus.
“We are honored that the Commissioner has chosen to make this visit to Mt. Pleasant ISD,” said Judd Marshall, MPISD Superintendent of Schools. “TEA has been impressed by the progress that we have made and wants to see and hear first-hand what is happening in our district. We have presented at conferences about the things we are doing and have hosted visitors who want to pick our brains, but we never expected that Commissioner Morath would want to visit himself.”
MPISD had 5 Improvement Required campuses three years ago. This year the District met standards in all schools in all subgroups and, also, earned 16 Academic Distinctions.
“Our turnaround caught the attention of TEA,” Marshall added. “TEA usually visits Districts that are in trouble. To have them visit to see what we are doing right is a real compliment to our teachers, staff, and administrators. I am proud of the work we are doing here and I am pleased with the recognition.”