The newly launched Educational Enhancement and Innovative Design department is under the direction of long-time TPSD principal, Dr. Paul Moton.
The primary function of this department, located at Church Street Elementary, is to improve the educational outcomes for all students while successfully closing the academic achievement gaps.
"We want to make education better for all students on all campuses regardless of socio-economic status," said Moton, a two-time TPSD Administrator of the year who assumed his new role in May after spending the previous seven years as Milam's principal.
A major aspect and goal of Moton’s job will be working to close the district’s achievement gap.
Other key roles for this department feature:
- Coordinate funding, recruitment, tracking and general supervision of the Middle College and its students
- Serve as a liaison for workforce development between TPSD and ICC
- Coordinate alternative and innovative learning pathways for overage students (i.e., PACE)
- Assist in gathering data and providing information to the school community as it relates to Advanced Placement and Dual Credit offerings
- Identify pathways to advanced-level courses by re-evaluating TPSD policies, procedures and prerequisites for enrollment
- Align college and career pathways in grades 6-12
- Implement professional development to train staff on cultural diversity
- Coordinate interactive parent and community events that showcase and introduce the school community to the district’s innovative programs
- Assist in District of Innovation projects and services