Join us for lunch and a talk by Texas Superintendent, Dr. Kim Alexander.
Dr. Kim Alexander grew up on a farm near Roscoe, Texas, and has farmed and ranched
in that area since graduation from college in 1976. He has been employed by the Roscoe
Independent School District since 1988, serving as superintendent since 2003.
During his doctoral research, Dr. Alexander became involved in a research study in
differentiated instruction for economically disadvantaged learners, which led into more
extensive research into understanding and educating generational poverty. As a result of
that research, Roscoe ISD sought and received Collegiate High School Status in 2009,
becoming the first rural early college in Texas.
Since that time, Roscoe Collegiate has been working with assistance from Educate Texas
(formerly Texas High School Project) to develop a P-20 System Model for Student
Success through a school-wide Early College/STEM Academy model that can be
replicated by other small and rural schools in Texas. The Roscoe Collegiate Early
College/STEM Academy Model evolved as a result of the need to provide real world
relevance in the STEM fields necessary to assist students in successfully meeting the
rigorous academic demands of early college. The Roscoe Collegiate Early College/STEM
Academy is a P-20 System Model for collaboration between public education, higher
education, and the business sector. This system model currently includes higher
education partnerships with Western Texas College, Texas State Technical College,
Angelo State University, Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University, as well as
system partnerships with Educate Texas and Texas A&M AgriLife Research/Extension.
In November of 2015, Dr. Alexander became the Texas High Performance Schools
Consortium appointee to the 15 member Commission on Next Generation Assessment
and Accountability authorized by the 84th Texas Legislature.
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