Educate Midland Searching for Executive Director


Trying to go from worst to first, the goal of a group hoping to improve Midland’s Education system.
Midland ISD ranked last in performance when compared to other regions in Texas for two years and a group of community members are out to change that.

Educate Midland, a new non-profit made up of more than 40 Tall City residents focusing on raising awareness of the state of our schools.

Mark Palmer, voted the first president of  Educate Midland says the organization given more than one million dollars in grant funding now searching for an executive director passionate about creating a better learning environment.

“We know the level that the district is performing  and now were moving forward,” Palmer said. “We’re getting the news out that we have a district that is really challenged right now, but that challenge can be met.”

Laura Roman serving for the board for Educate Midland explains the organization needs a team ready to tackle the issues.

“That’s our focus right now bringing in a talented talented executive director to lead this organization,” Roman said. “We need a a full time committed staff to eat sleep and breathe this everyday.”

Palmer adds the organization needs someone special to become the first executive director.

“We are looking for a rock star if you will, somebody who will be embraced by the community, who can share the challenging news we’ll have to face as well as the good,” Palmer said.

Some responsibilities mentioned in the advertisement were:

– be a neutral source to communicate understandable educational performance data to the community;

– providing leadership for Educate Midland’s Leadership Committee and identifying education focus groups;

– overseeing the analysis of data as appropriate to assist focus groups and MISD;

– research education innovations across the country and provide summaries to MISD and the Leadership Committee;

– grant writing to solicit grants directed toward specific education improvements as may be identified by MISD.

Officials looking to fill the spot by July 1st. The executive director position will offer a salary and benefits competitive to other local non-profits. For more information on the position or the organization itself, click here, email or Text 432-242-1390.

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