The Victoria ISD 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 principal at Beeville ISD 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 of Music in Music from Texas Tech University and a Master of 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 VISD. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Anita join the VISD curriculum team,” Sestak said. “She will play an integral role in implementing the initiatives outlined in the VISD Strategic Plan which was recently developed by a dedicated group of VISD 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 ISD and continue the great work and innovation by leading with transparency and purpose to increase student outcomes,” Taylor said. “VISD'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 VISD was July 5.