2015-16 class of Leadership Granbury toured Granbury ISD schools during an
education-themed on March 3, 2016.
community group heard presentations from superintendent Dr. James Largent and
other administration before heading out to several campuses.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.