December 6, 2018 – Midland ISD has been named a finalist for The Holdsworth Center's next leadership cohort. Midland ISD is one of only 14 districts statewide chosen as a finalist to participate in the distinguished program.
“Being a finalist is an incredible accomplishment, and quite an honor,” said Superintendent Orlando Riddick. “If we are accepted into the cohort, it would be monumental toward our pursuit of becoming a System of Great Schools.”
Midland ISD’s Executive Staff worked tirelessly on the application, which showcased our district’s current management practices and our eagerness to commit to a process that will improve the district’s performance for both employees and students.
The Austin-based Holdsworth Center, now in its second year, is a leadership institute with the goal of improving the quality of education for every child in Texas. The 5-year leadership program focuses on building a talent pipeline and leadership development system within each district. The leadership training would start with the superintendent and district administrators, but also expand to principals and other campus leaders. All program costs are covered by The Holdsworth Center.
The next step in the application process will consist of Holdsworth representatives visiting our city and meeting with Mr. Riddick, School Board President Rick Davis, and other district leaders. Holdsworth officials will also visit schools and classrooms, to learn how Midland ISD is challenging and engaging students to achieve their learning goals.
The Holdsworth Center will choose six districts for the 2019 Cohort in April.