The Best Of The Best Crowley ISD announces Teachers of the Year
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#CISDGameChangers Summer 2019
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Crowley ISD Board of Trustees Mia Hall, President Gary Grassia, Vice President Nedra Robinson, Secretary Ryan Ray, J.D., Assistant Secretary Lyndsae M. Benton June W. Davis La Tonya Woodson-Mayfield, Ph.D.
PAGE 6 | GROWING OUR OWN Through the TAFE program and the CTE Center, Crowley ISD is creating an educator pipeline.
Superintendent Michael D. McFarland, Ed.D. CISD Communications & Marketing Anthony Kirchner, Executive Director Marlys Diggles, Strategic Marketing Director Jaime Handy, Director Megan Middleton, Multimedia Manager Matt Hoover, Webmaster/Digital Content
PAGE 8 | THANK YOU, NURSES Crowley ISD would not be able to celebrate the 2020-21 school year without the incredible work and dedication from our health staff.
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PAGE 10 | BUILDING IT BETTER Crowley ISD has a newly hired police chief building a new department, and culture, from the ground up.
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PAGE 13| IS THAT AN AIRPLANE? See inside Crowley ISD’s new state-of-the-art Bill R. Johnson CTE Center and learn about the amazing opportunities students have in this phenomenal facility.
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Dr. McFarland Message Heroes Work Here Home Field Advantage #CrowleyPrideUnified Heartbeat Team Award District Map
ON THE COVER
Top Row (L-R): Le’Shai Maston, Crowley ISD police chief; Eunice Bustillos, Aramark cafeteria worker at Sidney H. Poynter Elementary School; Chris Sample, band director at North Crowley High School. Middle Row (L-R): Pamela Bohm, interpreter for deaf students at Crowley High School; “Mr. Rickie” Evans, ABM custodian for Crowley ISD. Bottom row: (L-R): Cynthia Wilson, nurse clinic aide; Ely Roberts, information technology teacher at Bill R. Johnson CTE Center; Jacqueline Garcia-Medrano, Pre-K Montessori bilingual teacher at Sue Crouch Elementary. Spring 2021 | CROWLEY ISD CONNECTIONS 3
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superintendent message from Dr. McFarland Families across Crowley ISD have faced hard times this past year. From the global pandemic, political unrest, extreme weather, statewide power outages and more – this has been a year of unprecedented challenges. But with each challenge, we have seen heroes stepping up to save the day. This edition of the Crowley ISD Connections magazine is dedicated to them. Safely opening a school district during a pandemic has been one of the biggest challenges of my career. But we were able to open safely – and successfully – thanks to the heroes who work here in Crowley ISD. It takes more than 2,300 people to run our day-to-day school operations. I could spend days telling you specific things each of them did, and are still doing, to provide a safe place for students to learn and thrive. I can never thank them enough for their hard work and dedication. But each time I see them in classrooms, cafeteria lines, campus health clinics and countless other places across Crowley ISD, I tell them, “Thank you.” I hope you do, too. Our heroes are also planning for the future. During the pandemic, we opened the new Bill R. Johnson Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center where high school students are taking real-world classes to prepare for the in-demand, high-paying jobs of tomorrow. The building is phenomenal, but the best part is what students are learning inside. And with continued growth in and around us, we are very excited to see construction underway on the new Crowley ISD Sports Complex that will serve students from across the district. Our students, staff and entire community will be able to take great pride in this facility that is set to open in fall of 2022. Crowley Pride Unified became our district slogan two years ago. It is much more than just a simple tagline. It is a rallying cry that means more than ever before thanks to the heroes who work here. With gratitude for all of our heroes,
Dr. Michael D. McFarland Superintendent, Crowley ISD
Growing Our Own
Through the TAFE program and the CTE Center, Crowley ISD is creating an educator pipeline Written by Megan Middleton Three Crowley ISD graduates and friends who participated in future educator training programs while in high school are back in the district and beginning their journeys as elementary school teachers. Jacqueline Garcia-Medrano, a pre-k Montessori bilingual teacher at Sue Crouch Elementary; Nicole Santangelo, a first-grade teacher at June W. Davis Elementary; and Dina Zatar, a fifth-grade math and reading teacher at Deer Creek Elementary, came home to Crowley ISD in 2019 and 2020 after graduating from North Crowley High School in 2015. As CISD students, they participated in Education and Training CTE courses and the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) program. “When I think about my time in high school, the memories I made in TAFE are definitely at the top of the list of my favorite things,” Santangelo said. TAFE allows students to compete across the region, state and nation with projects related to lesson planning, public speaking and portfolios. In Education and Training classes, students can intern in elementary classrooms and gain hands-on experience. “Getting those observations, interacting with the students and building relationships with them really made me realize that’s something I wanted to do,” Santangelo said. Garcia-Medrano, Santangelo and Zatar served as TAFE officers together and built a lifelong friendship based on their shared love of children and teaching, their CTE teacher Bobette Vroon said. “My goal for them was to leave high school knowing exactly what they are going to do and be 100 percent prepared when they got into college to make sure that dream of teaching became a reality for each one of them — and it did,” said Vroon, their TAFE adviser and Education and Training teacher. “They are making a difference, and that makes me extremely proud.” All three women praised Vroon for her guidance and encouragement. “I’m so thankful for my time in TAFE and working with Ms. Vroon, because without her and her impacting me and inspiring me, I would not be a teacher,” Santangelo said. “She really believed in me and pushed me.” Starting their education careers during a global pandemic isn’t exactly what these teachers imagined their first years in education to be like, but they are rising to meet the challenge. “I’ve had to think out of the box about how can we still be safe and keep our students healthy but keep them engaged and having fun and learning at the same time,” 6
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Santangelo said. “It’s been challenging but worth it for the students.” Zatar and Garcia-Medrano also said virtual teaching has helped them learn new skills. “You have to find the good in everything,” GarciaMedrano said. “It has been very challenging … but you just have to realize this is what’s happening, let’s make the best of it and try to give (the students) as much as you can.” Despite the challenges of a pandemic, the trio said their favorite part of teaching is interacting with students and watching their progress. “I enjoy that feeling of accomplishment I get when a struggling student gets it,” Zatar said. “I just like their thoughts, their imagination, just everything about my students. It just makes my heart so full.” Zatar said she is excited to come to work each day because of the impact she knows she can have. “I feel like I’m taking part in shaping the next generation,” she said. Garcia-Medrano is thankful she was able to return to CISD to launch her career. “I wanted to come back to Crowley ISD because it felt like a family, like a very small community,” she said. “The teachers really paid attention to you. They really took care of you as a student, and I wanted to be a part of something like that. I knew there were other places, especially this being a super big Metroplex, but this is like a home to me. I’m glad that I’m here, and I’m definitely going to stay for a long time.” If you are a Crowley ISD graduate and would like to be featured in our Hometown Pride series on social media, send an email to email@example.com.
HEROES WORK HERE!
Crowley ISD employees are heroes who are stepping up to save the day. During these challenging times, the Board of Trustees wanted to say thank you to our heroes for working hard to help students thrive. As a small token of gratitude for their dedication to providing a safe place for students to learn, Crowley ISD provided employees with Hero Pay, a one-time stipend before the holidays to say “Thank you” for using their superpowers to show our students, families and community what it means to have Crowley Pride Unified! Click here to see the “Carter in the Classroom” feature from NBC 5!
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2018-19 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR CROWLEY ISD CAMPUS
THANK YOU, NURSES! Crowley ISD Misty VanCampen, RN Jennifer Timmons Heather Wheeler Genevie Ramirez Birttney Shamlin Violet Nuncio
Crowley Learning Center Codzella Wilson, RN Faith Ashton
Crowley High School Lee Fowler, RN Cynthia Wilson
H.F. Stevens Middle School Tami Uylett, RN Pam Noonan
Crowley Ninth Grade Campus Christy Fritz, RN Toni Turner, RN Annise Chansler, LVN
Richard J. Allie Middle School Tami Uylett, RN Jennifer Henderson, LVN
North Crowley High School Debbie Shosid, RN Lucia Salgado North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus Christy Fritz, RN Toni Turner, RN Charly Keller Bill R. Johnson CTE Center Codzella Wilson, RN Sherry Jones, LVN Shakela McDonald 8
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Crowley Middle School Deborah Anderson, RN Robin Ikebunor
Summer Creek Middle School Deborah Anderson, RN Amy Stout, LVN Bess Race Elementary School Jessica Mikulskis, RN Laura Holloway, LVN Dallas Park Elementary School Emily Cannon, RN Tiffney Finley, LVN
Crowley ISD would not be able to celebrate the 2020-21 school year without the incredible work and dedication from our health staff. From training teachers and managing personal protection equipment supplies to running COVID-19 tests and carrying out their regular duties on campus, this outstanding team is truly derserving of the “Heroes Work Here” reputation. David L. Walker Elementary School Quilla Phillips, RN Marisol Villalobos
Oakmont Elementary School Sandy Roysden, RN Pam King
Deer Creek Elementary School Jessica Mikulskies, RN Kimi Collins
Parkway Elementary School Lue Blaylock, RN Vanessa Lang, LVN
J.A. Hargrave Elementary School Stephanie Cleveland, RN Lidia Gonzales
S.H. Crowley Elementary School Codzella Wilson, RN Carol Gatton-Locker, LVN
Jackie Carden Elementary School Telisha Diaz, RN Kelly Hendershot
Sidney H. Poynter Elementary School Quilla Phillips, RN
June W. Davis Elementary School Mallory Evilsizer, RN Shelbie Glosup Mary Harris Elementary School Telisha Diaz, RN Amber Chadwick, LVN
Sue Crouch Elementary School Emily Cannon, RN Sheniqua Lawson Sycamore Elementary School Lue Blaylock, RN Natzley Perez
Meadowcreek Elementary School Stephanie Cleveland, RN Estavia Wilson, LVN
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Building It Better Crowley ISD has a newly hired police chief building a new culture from the ground up Written by Megan Middleton Building a police department from scratch is no small task, but Le’Shai Maston has hit the ground running since he was hired in September as Crowley ISD’s first police chief. Forming a department takes telecommunications equipment, uniforms, guns, vehicles, licensing and, of course, the best officers. But what Maston, a 20-year Dallas Police veteran and former NFL running back, is most excited about building in Crowley ISD is meaningful relationships with students and families. “When everything is done, the most important thing I’m looking forward to is getting to know the students, interacting every day and starting relationships with them,” Maston said, adding that he wants to make sure students know that they can be anybody. “They have dreams, and those dreams can be accomplished.” Once his team is in place, he plans for officers to volunteer in the community and even greet parents and students at schools — opening car doors and, hopefully, young hearts and minds to see police in a more positive light. Growing up in south Dallas, Maston used to walk the longer route home to avoid interacting with a police officer patrolling his street. But those feelings of distrust and discomfort are not a part of the story he wants for Crowley ISD. As the district builds its first police department, he said it also gets to shape how policing can look. “We get to write our own narrative,” he said. “We get to tell our own story about what policing can be. The nation can have whatever narrative they want, but we get to write our own, and we’ll be better.” CREATING A DEPARTMENT Crowley ISD trustees voted in April to begin forming a school district police department. As part of a phasein plan, the district is hiring officers while maintaining agreements for school resource officers with other law enforcement departments over the next two budget years. A growing number of school districts across Texas and the nation are creating their own police departments. With a district police department, CISD will have control over hiring officers with the qualities, training and experience that support the district’s goals and values. “We felt that if we could have the police department connected to Crowley ISD, we could have more authority and more flexibility with the services,” Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland said. “It was way more efficient for us to have our own department as opposed to having 10 CROWLEY ISD CONNECTIONS | Spring 2021
a relationship with three different agencies.” In September, the district conducted a series of Community Conversations with students, staff and community members about officers serving in schools. Student panelists spoke about their desire to build strong relationships with the officers. After a nationwide search, McFarland said he believes Maston is the right person to build the district’s department. McFarland described Maston, who also worked as a police chief in Lancaster ISD, as a dependable person with a positive outlook who strives for excellence and can deescalate high-stress situations quickly. “I think that’s very important with the role of an officer — to be able to de-escalate, to be able to treat people as human regardless of how they present themselves to you,” he said.
I believe we have the guy that has the perfect combination of being able to connect and relate to our students but who also has a great command of the law and how the law is designed to help and to support us.
Dr. Michael D. McFarland Crowley ISD Superintendent
DOING IT BETTER Maston grew up in Oak Cliff when it was an up-andcoming area in southern Dallas, but his life experience was somewhat different living in a single-parent household with one income, sharing a three-bedroom home with his two brothers, grandmother and other relatives. “You’re growing up in a middle-class community, but you’re not on that level, so I know what it’s like to be left out and left behind and not included,” he said. “Football became an outlet for me, and that’s how I expressed my frustration and my anger and all of the anxieties that I had about life. Thank God I had a way to express it. It became a way that I could just be me.” He was on the well-known Dallas Carter High School team that won the state football championship in 1988 and went on to play at Baylor University. After competing in the NFL for the Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins, he began looking into other career opportunities. A neighbor told him he’d make a great police officer. “I just told him, ‘No, I would not,’” he said. “Coming from the streets and coming from the hood, you have stereotypes, and I had stereotypes of police. The Rodney King incident in college affected me a whole lot in that I just couldn’t see myself doing it. He saw something in me and said, ‘Le’Shai, you’re a real good man, you’d make a real good police officer.’” His neighbor’s persistence eventually paid off, and Maston began his career with the Dallas Police Department in 1999. His young son’s reaction to the police uniform assured him he’d made the right choice. “I went to his daycare the first time I got a chance to put on a uniform and the badge … and he looked up and his eyes lit,” Maston said. “He was like, ‘Daddy!’ And he ran to me, and he jumped in my arms, and he said, ‘Dad, you got a star on your chest and a gun in your pocket!’ And he hugged me, and you could have bought me for a nickel … [My children] never did that when I played football. So when that happened as a police officer, I was like, wow, this is something he can be proud of.” Maston eventually realized even more rewards of his law enforcement job. “I saw that I could really make a difference in policing coming from the perspective that I had of being a young African-American male, always afraid of the police, never wanting to be by the police,” he said. “I just made my actions intentional in making a point to show people how to police the right way.” Being skittish of police was a feeling that followed him even after he was the one wearing the uniform, still getting nervous when he was in his personal vehicle and saw an officer pull behind him. “I’m thinking, do I have my insurance, double checking my tags to make sure my inspection is up to date, thinking about if he pulls me over, what am I going to do, and then it finally hit me that I am the police, what am I scared for?” he said. “I had been indoctrinated into that fear, and some for good reason.”
Chief Maston has made it a priority of the new CISD Police Department to connect with students and the community.
He never wanted anyone to feel that way about him as an officer. “That’s where I said, I’m going to do it better, I’m going to be better,” he said. “I don’t want anybody to feel that way because you shouldn’t, not when you see the police officer.” CONNECTING AND SERVING Maston wants the students of Crowley ISD to know that he is here for them. “I just want them to know that I care and that they matter to me and that I’m here to help them,” he said. “It’s an open door where they can speak to me and to ultimately be comfortable with and around me.” Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Maston already has found ways to connect with students by offering multiple “Meet the Chief” Zoom sessions where students can ask him questions. “The fact that he took the time to sit down, meet with us and listen to us already, makes me feel like my safety is almost promised,” Alicia Tolley, a high school senior said. “I really like that part of what he’s already taken initiative to do.” And Maston’s just getting started. He hopes to eventually establish a leadership council with juniors and seniors who can bring concerns and questions to him. “Building a police department here in Crowley ISD gives us endless opportunities to grow,” said Elijah Strong, a high school senior who also has met with the chief. “I believe Chief Maston is someone who is dedicated to changing the narrative, and I’m excited to see the many things we accomplish on this new journey.” Maston’s philosophy for policing centers on service, and he wants to partner with community and religious leaders in the area to help do that. And he wants the students he serves to have positive interactions with officers. Working in schools, he said, it’s part of their job to help give students hope and remind them of their dreams. “I stand here now as a person who I believe God has given a lot of badges to wear through my hardships,” he said. “And if my hardships can help anyone else, I will gladly share my experiences just to uplift them.” Spring 2021 | CROWLEY ISD CONNECTIONS 11
Home Field Advantage Taking Friday night lights and more to the next level with its new centralized sports complex Written by Jaime Handy Crowley ISD is taking Friday night lights and more to the next level with its new centralized sports complex to serve Crowley High School and North Crowley High School. Voters approved funding for the project as part of the 2007 bond package and the new facility is scheduled to be complete in fall of 2022. “We are excited to unveil this design to our students, staff and community,” CISD Superintendent Dr. Michael D. McFarland said. “Once again, our school board is delivering on the promises made from the 2007 voterapproved bond package, and we believe this will be an elite facility for our students to compete and thrive at the highest level.” Earthwork has already started at the site near David L. Walker Elementary School off Risinger Road, between Crowley Road and Interstate 35W. Designed by VLK Architects, the complex will include a field house with locker rooms and training areas, a split-level press box and an 8,000-seat stadium that will be highly visible from Interstate 35W. On the second level of the field house, there will be a 3,000-square-foot community room to host large events. The North endzone will showcase a 60x30 foot LED video scoreboard and the concourse will be open to the field on both sides, so fans will never miss a moment of the action. “As a board, we want the CISD Sport Complex to be a source of pride for our students, as well as the entire community,” CISD School Board President Mia Hall said. “As the district continues to grow and more families are choosing CISD, the demand for more space and updated facilities to accommodate our award-winning
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programs has grown as well. We cannot wait to see our students compete and perform in this amazing venue.” The new complex joins a long list of athletic and fine arts facility upgrades from Crowley ISD in the past five years. In that time, the district has seen tremendous growth in student enrollment and has approved the following updates: • Expanded locker rooms for NCHS football, as well as CHS football, baseball and softball • Enlarged the main basketball gym at NCHS, adding capacity, a new weight room, media room and locker rooms. • Video boards added to CHS and NCHS basketball gyms • Constructed larger band halls at CHS and NCHS • Updated and expanded the auditorium at NCHS • New indoor practice facilities at CHS and NCHS to serve the band and all athletic programs that need a safe, dry place to train when the weather is cold and wet. The current football stadiums will still be used daily by the high school football and soccer programs for practice and sub-varsity competition. The track and field teams will also continue to train on the home campus facilities. The CISD Sports Complex will also be available for playoff games and other events for outside organizations, providing additional revenue to the district.
Cornerstone Campus Despite a pandemic, the newest campus in Crowley ISD is open for students to thrive The beginning of every school year comes with great anticipation. The 2020-21 school year was no exception, thanks in large part to the opening of Crowley ISD’s new state-of-the-art Bill R. Johnson Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center. The district broke ground on the facility in December 2018. “There’s no doubt that the building is phenomenal, but the best part is what students are learning inside,” McFarland said. “We are building the future in Crowley ISD as we continue to see tremendous growth in our community.” The new campus is the home to more than 30 career and technical programs of study for students from both Crowley ISD high schools, as well as the Crowley Collegiate Academy, Global Prep Academy, the Crowley Academy of Aviation, Transportation and Logistics and dual credit courses. CTE Center Fast Facts • 210,000 square feet • Approximately 130 teaching spaces, including learning staircase • Outdoor courtyard with artificial turf surface • Sustainable features, including geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient reflective roof and solar panels • Multiple collaboration areas, including centralized learning staircase • $72.9 million project, funded by the Crowley ISD capital bond program
Bill R. Johnson (1954-2020)
In 1993, Dr. Johnson became the principal of Sycamore Elementary School. After two successful years at Sycamore, he was promoted to principal of Crowley High School. In 2000, while serving as the CHS principal, Dr. Johnson was the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award for his outstanding leadership, dedication and service to children. Dr. Johnson transitioned to CISD Central Administration as executive director of student services in 2005, and later served as an assistant and deputy superintendent before retiring in 2019.
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2021-22 PROGRAMS OF STUDY Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Animal Science Applied Agricultural Engineering Plant Science Architecture and Construction Architectural Design Construction Technology - Carpentry Arts, Audio Video Technology and Communications Design and Multimedia Arts Digital Communications - Audio Digital Communications - Video Business, Marketing and Finance Accounting and Financial Services Business Management Entrepreneurship Education and Training Early Learning Teaching and Training Health Science Healthcare Therapeutics Hospitality and Tourism Culinary Arts Human Services Cosmetology Family and Community Services Information Technology Information Technology Support and Services Networking Systems Law and Public Service Emergency Services Law Enforcement Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Legal Studies Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Biomedical Science Cybersecurity Engineering Programming and Software Development Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles and Systems Programming/Software Dev. - Computer Science Major Programming/Software Dev. - Coding Career Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Automotive Aviation Flight Aviation Maintenance Distribution and Logistics Spring 2021 | CROWLEY ISD CONNECTIONS 15
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LEFT: School districts across the state celebrated January as School Board Recognition Month. Our trustees are extraordinary volunteers who play a crucial role in our schools and in our community. BELOW: Students in grades 3-5 throughout the district did an amazing job competing in the 2021 Crowley ISD Virtual Battle of the Books.
ABOVE: Check out the amazing display menu North Crowley High School junior Hope WalkerRivera put together for the recently opened bistro at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center. The bistro is open to students and district staff every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the school year. RIGHT: Congratulations to North Crowley High School senior and Crowley FFA member Destiny Renteria on placing first overall in the ORB Dairy Show Class 1 Division with her dairy heifer at the San Antonio Stock Show.
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ABOVE: 2021 CISD Black History Bowl winners: “One Voice” from Bess Race Elementary School (left) and “Power Players” from H.F. Stevens Middle School. LEFT: Our high school principals took a tour of Globe Life Field to see how the #classof2021 will safely receive their diplomas on June 13. Seniors, get ready. This place is awesome! BELOW: June W. Davis Elementary physical education coach Stefani McCann and her family built a snowman (with a mask) during a wintery weather weekend in January.
LEFT: The Fort Worth City Council recognized the North Crowley Panther football team with an official proclamation that says the 2020 bi-district champions “tackled such an unprecedented year with admirable valor, achieving great success for the school and community” with their first playoff win in 17 years and numerous other accolades awarded to players and coaches.
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The Crowley ISD Heartbeat Team Award recognizes employees who display heart as they go above and beyond their job description, inspiring other employees through their extraordinary work ethic. Heartbeat Team Award winners are nominated only by other district employees. A winner is selected monthly throughout the school year. The monthly Heartbeat Team Award winner receives $50 cash courtesy of EECU, $50 from Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans, a free meal from Aladdin Cafe and is recognized at a CISD Board of Trustees meeting.
TAMRA PARKER TECHNICIAN CROWLEY ISD TECHNOLOGY
“Everyone on our team sees the core role that Tamra plays and everything hinges on her. She is integral to what we do here.” - Scott Campbell, CISD Director of Technology
ROSE EATMON MATH INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST JACKIE CARDEN ELEMENTARY
“She helps build my confidence and that means so much to me. Without her, I don’t know that I could have made it this far.” - Veronica Ricard, first-year teacher
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MISTY VANCAMPEN DIRECTOR CROWLEY ISD HEALTH SERVICES
“It has meant so much to know that Misty is always on call and available, because she truly cares.”
- Rebekah Hunt, Principal, Sycamore Elementary
CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES ARAMARK CROWLEY ISD
“There’s more to it than just serving a meal to our students. It’s creating a connection and the willingness to get out there and help people.” - Jen Kattner, Aramark, Crowley ISD
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2020-21 district map Elementary Schools 1
Bess Race Elementary School 537 South Heights Drive Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-5080
Dallas Park Elementary School 8700 Viridian Lane Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-370-5620
David L. Walker Elementary School 9901 Hemphill St. Fort Worth, TX 76134 817-568-2745
Deer Creek Elementary School 805 S. Crowley Rd. Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-5880
Jackie Carden Elementary School 3701 Garden Springs Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-370-5600
Mary Harris Elementary School 8400 West Cleburne Road Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-370-7571 Meadowcreek Elementary School 2801 Country Creek Lane Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-370-5690 Oakmont Elementary School 6651 Oakmont Trail Fort Worth, TX 76132 817-370-5610 Parkway Elementary School 1320 W. Everman Pkwy. Fort Worth, TX 76134 817-568-5710
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Sue Crouch Elementary School 8036 Cedar Lake Lane Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-370-5670
512 Peach St. Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-5800
Bill R. Johnson CTE Center Crowley Collegiate Academy 1900 Longhorn Trail Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-3018
Richard J. Allie Middle School 1033 McCart Ave. Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-3018
Crowley Learning Center 1008 Highway 1187 Crowley. TX 76036 817-297-6992
Crowley Middle School 3800 W. Risinger Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-370-5650
Sewell Agricultural Science Center 1800 Cleburne Crowley Road Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-3254
H.F. Stevens Middle School 940 North Crowley Rd. Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-5840
Special Education 208 W. Main St. Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-5300
Summer Creek Middle School 10236 Summer Creek Drive Crowley, TX 76123 817-297-5090
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Crowley High School 1005 W. Main St. Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-5810
Sidney H. Poynter Elementary School 521 Ashdale Dr. 23 North Crowley High School Fort Worth, TX 76140 9100 S. Hulen St. 817-568-5730 Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-263-1250 Sycamore Elementary School 1601 Country Manor Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76134 Crowley ISD 817-568-5700 24 Central Administration Building
J.A. Hargrave Elementary School 9200 Poynter Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-370-5630
June W. Davis Elementary School 6301 Rockrose Trail Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-885-5700
S.H. Crowley Elementary School 10525 McCart Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76036 817-297-5960
Crowley ISD is the eighth-largest school district in Tarrant County.
Crowley Ninth Grade Campus 1016 Highway 1187 Crowley, TX 76036 817-297-5845 North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus 4630 McPherson Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76123 817-297-5896
With new homes being built across the district, enrollment is projected to increase by more than 2,000 students this decade.
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