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LEADERSHIP GRANBURY TOURS GISD SCHOOLS

March 4, 2016
 
The 2015-16 class of Leadership Granbury toured Granbury ISD schools during an education-themed on March 3, 2016.
 
The community group heard presentations from superintendent Dr. James Largent and other administration before heading out to several campuses.
 
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At Brawner Intermediate School, principal Jincy Ross and technology director Amy Wood highlighted a model technology classroom with projector, document camera, SMART Board, classroom audio, iPads, and other tools to engage students in instruction through technological devices. The group also went to the library to see other technology tools in action, saw a golf demonstration in physical education classes, and got a preview of the upcoming The Lion King KIDS musical.
 
Principal Kellie Lambert showed off the school’s new gym as well as therapy dog Bentley during a stop at Emma Roberson Elementary School. That was followed by Granbury Middle School, where National Junior Honor Society officers led the visitors on tours of the building and spoke about various opportunities for and achievements by students.
 
Afternoon presentations included an update on graduation plans and course offerings from Granbury High School principal Jeremy Ross and lead counselor Claudia Hurst, an overview of the Granbury ISD Education Foundation by GEF president Stacy Mitchell, and a demonstration by school resource officer Jeff Hastings and Ben the Drug Dog.
 
Dr. Largent and Scott Barnes, construction manager with the Buford-Thompson Company, discussed the 2013 bond initiative and current progress at the high school. That was followed by a summary of the school district’s career and technical education program offerings by director Judy Gentry.
 
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Group members toured new portions of the high school, include the Crossland Academic Wing, cafeteria and coffee bar area, and Learning Commons. The tour proceeded through the new career and technical education center, which is still under construction and should be complete in August. A stop in the reconfigured fine arts area was followed by a sneak peek into the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center, which is currently undergoing upgrades for sound, lighting, and seating.
 
Leading the class is Beth Shearon, a Winston Properties relator and GISD substitute teacher. Class members are Lauren Adcock, Richard Aguirre, Chris Coffman, Travis Cogburn, Lloyd Dodd, Kenneth Finch, Tan Flippin, Jeannie Humphrey, Cory Johnson, Pauline Layland, Holly Martin, Jeff Mastick, Jeffrey Ross, Kerrie Stannell, Dustin Taylor, Chelsea Thompson, Valerie White, Stan Wasielewski, and Becky Williams.
 
The program creates an awareness of community resources and needs, enhances leadership skills, and helps identify future leaders. The course consists of eight full-day sessions that offer learning opportunities and challenge participants to become actively involved in building a better tomorrow for Granbury.
 
Additional information about the leadership program is available at www.leadershipgranbury.org.