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EPISD creates Accelerating Schools Division

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Sept. 27, 2019) —EPISD Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera today announced the creation of the Accelerating Schools Division that will offer tailored academic support to 16 campuses.

The Accelerating Schools Division will go into effect on Oct. 1 and will include nine elementary schools, six middle schools and the College, Career & Technology Academy — an EPISD specialized campus that caters to students who need accelerated instruction to complete their high-school graduation requirements.

“These schools have specific academic needs and the new division will help the District create strategies and training to help teachers meet the learning goals of their students in a much more focused way,” Cabrera said. “The Effective Schools Division is aligned to current state guidelines for these campuses, and its creation will help EPISD better meet the needs of both students and teachers.”

Cabrera also announced that Anna Torres, the current interim superintendent of elementary schools, will now serve as the Assistant Superintendent of the Accelerating Schools Division. In her role, she will be tasked to create sustainable systems for successful student outcomes.

Nancy Tovar, the current executive director of human resources, will now serve as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools, and oversee the campuses previously led by Torres.

All 16 member campuses of the Accelerating Schools Division will continue to receive operational support from EPISD’s current assistant superintendents.

Story by Gustavo Reveles