Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Friday notified HISD that he has appointed a veteran school administrator to support efforts to help Kashmere High School meet state accountability standards.
Dr. Doris Delaney, a Kashmere High School graduate and a retired Aldine ISD administrator, will serve as a conservator for Kashmere, Morath announced. In that role, Dr. Delaney will:
- Ensure that a comprehensive needs assessment of the campus is performed;
- Ensure that an evaluation of the efficacy of the district’s resource allocation to the campus for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years is performed; and,
- Oversee instructional delivery at the campus for the current school year.
Kashmere Principal Nancy Blackwell is beginning her second year as Kashmere’s leader. She served many years as a high school principal in Aldine ISD and has worked with Dr. Delaney in the past. While Kashmere students showed significant academic improvement in 2015-2016, the campus received a preliminary state accountability rating of Improvement Required. That rating, however, is not yet final.
“The students of Kashmere High School deserve a high-quality education,” said HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. “We look forward to partnering with the Texas Education Agency and doing whatever it takes to make Kashmere the great school the community deserves.”