Victoria I.S.D. Board announces Executive Director of Strategic Planning and School Improvement

Anita Taylor will serve as the new Executive Director of Strategic Planning and School Improvement
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Anita Taylor, recently approved to serve as the Executive Director of Strategic Planning and School Improvement for Victoria ISD

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria I.S.D. Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of Anita Taylor as the new Executive Director of Strategic Planning and School Improvement for the district. The Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability (CIA) department underwent a restructuring that consolidated positions resulting in creating the Executive Director of Strategic Planning and School Improvement. The total number of positions within the CIA department has decreased, allowing for efficient departmental workflow.

Taylor has over a decade of educational experience, most recently as an elementary school principal at Beeville I.S.D. where she led a newly assigned comprehensive campus. Taylor has held principal positions in elementary and secondary education as well as counselor and choir director. She earned a bachelor’s in music from Texas Tech University and a master’s in science in counseling from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

Tammy Sestak, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability, is delighted to bring Taylor on board at V.I.S.D. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Anita join the V.I.S.D. curriculum team,” Sestak said. “She will play an integral role in implementing the initiatives outlined in the V.I.S.D. strategic plan which was recently developed by a dedicated group of V.I.S.D. students, parents, community members, and staff. We look forward to continuing to design the future of VISD through continuous improvement efforts as we return to full, on-campus instruction and work to address unfinished learning resulting from COVID-19.”

As Executive Director of Strategic Planning and School Improvement, Taylor will work collaboratively with the campus leadership teams and the curriculum, instructional and accountability team members to design, implement and lead the district’s strategic planning and school improvement initiatives. “I’m excited to join the amazing team at Victoria I.S.D. and continue the great work and innovation by leading with transparency and purpose to increase student outcomes,” Taylor said. “V.I.S.D.’s notion of finding your occupassion posed a moment of deep reflection of my own work as an educator; being centered around the work of school improvement and creating systems to support the work of great teachers, staff, parents, and community to provide the best education
for our most valuable resource, our students.” Her first day with V.I.S.D. was July 5.