Feel free to e-mail your comments, questions or concerns and/or communicate via telephone.

Our instructional and administrative staff takes extreme pride in serving our student and parent clientele. Our goal is to teach your child in the best and most effective way possible.

We readily recognize the importance of the partnership that exists between school and home. Communication is critical between us if your child is to be successful. Please make every effort to stay connected and involved with your child's education daily. If we are to be successful, we must have your support.

If you have concerns, please start with your child's teacher and follow up with the campus principal.

It is a great pleasure to live in Midland, Texas, and work in the Midland Independent School District (MISD). As Executive Director, I provide leadership for the day to day operations of the eleven secondary schools in MISD.  I mentor campus principals and their administrative staff relative to program, organizational and instructional plans. Often I will chair or manage meetings that impact regulation and policy relative to students on secondary campuses. I report directly to the Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent of Schools.
Jeff Horner
Executive Director-Secondary Education 
grads 2014

Jeff Horner
Executive Director-Secondary Education
Midland Independent School District

  • Midland ISD Developing Petroleum Academy

    Posted by Jeff Horner at 9/17/2014
    MIDLAND — As this Permian Basin city continues to thrive amid an oil boom transforming the region, local drilling companies have faced challenges in recruiting workers to come to West Texas.  Read on below....
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  • TEA Accountability (Video)

    Posted by Jeff Horner at 8/7/2014
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  • Increased valuation creates balanced budget for MISD

    Posted by Jeff Horner at 7/28/2014

    Increased valuation creates balanced budget for MISD

    An article in today's Midland Reporter Telegram discusses the July Board meeting and the 2014-2015 budget. A balanced budget will go to the Board in August. The Board approved a salary increase for all staff with teachers at zero years of experience entering at $48,000.  That does not include the recently announced $10,000 sign on bonus that will be divided over three years.   
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  • TEA Seeks Nominations

    Posted by Jeff Horner at 7/22/2014
    Here is a great way to recognize deserving teachers or principals.  This comes from TEA (July 21, 2014).

    Distinguished Teacher and Principal Talent Pool Recommendation

    Word Version

    DATE:  July 21, 2014


    SUBJECT:   Distinguished Teacher and Principal Talent Pool Recommendation

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) would like to invite the education community to recommend distinguished classroom teachers and/or principals to be included in the Texas talent pool.

    We invite you to recommend distinguished classroom teachers and/or principals who have demonstrated all of the following:

    • Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student learning results in the classroom and school;
    • Exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession;
    • Contributions to education that are largely unheralded yet worthy of the spotlight;
    • Strong long-range potential, as an early- to mid-career educator, for professional and policy leadership; and
    • Engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues and the community.     

    The TalentPool Recommendation Form. Please complete a separate form for each individual including a one-page letter explaining how this person meets the criteria outlined in this letter and a resume for each recommendation. All nominations must be received by 5:00 PM on August 4, 2014.

    We look forward to working with you as we continue our efforts to recognize the distinguished teachers and/or principals in the state.  For more information, please contact Priscilla Flores at (512) 463-2395 or by email atPriscilla.Flores@tea.state.tx.us.




    Ryan Franklin

    Interim Associate Commissioner

    Educator Leadership and Quality

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