As the High School administrator at Brackett ISD, I can assure you that there is not a better school to educate your child in than the one right here in Brackettville, Texas. A school that stands no longer in the majority of the schools across our state but yet more in a minority where old school values and traditions are still upheld and a place where there are still teachers who actually care what happens to your child after they leave our campus. A place where a teacher or an administrator or even a counselor may sit down and listen to a student when the conversation has nothing to do with education but yet involves just having someone who cares about what concerns them and knowing they have a school family to support them as well. Unfortunately that is not how the majority of our schools in Texas and our nation run, but yet our excellence puts us in the minority.
As we look at education today, I certainly see too many talented veteran teachers retiring for the wrong reasons such as the bureaucracy they face with assessment requirements, disappearing benefits, unaffordable insurance and far too many higher paying jobs that require less time and far less duties. It is no doubt that our legislatures and “the think” tanks in our government are too far from our kids and the classroom and believe they know more about educating our kids than the teachers and administrators who know them, and understand their needs, goals and opportunities. There are few too many young people entering our profession because of low pay in comparison to other professions and a political rhetoric that issue constant criticism and unobtainable goals that they are judged on or even removed from the profession.
The private industry that has a hold of our education today is focused on making money, not building bright young students that will lead us in the future. It is my sincere hope that the changes that have come with the 83rd legislature and HB 5 will give our teachers more time in the classroom to do what they do best - teach and pass the talents of their knowledge to our students at Brackett ISD. It is certainly time to let our elected school board, trained administrators, highly qualified teachers and parents collaborate on what are the best possible solutions and needs for our students. These are certainly the reasons why I enjoy being the administrator in a school that has not fallen into the majority. Welcome to another great year at the best school in the state - Brackett ISD.
Fall Festival at the Kinney County Civic Center on Saturday, October 26th from 6-8 p.m. Lots of booths for kids, jumping castle, jail house and of course great food!! Bring the WHOLE family.
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