Trustee Spotlight: Edwin Flores

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Trustee Edwin Flores serves as 1st vice president of the Board of Trustees, and he encourages parents to choose the right school for their children to help them soar to success. Below is an excerpt from his monthly column that appears in The Advocate’s Preston Hollow edition.

Teaching and learning around the world!

The mission of Dallas ISD is to “Educate all Students for Success.” Engaging students in teaching and learning opportunities, which allow them to explore local and global issues, is definitely a way of leading them to the road of success.

The opportunity to participate in international educational programs makes Kramer Elementary School one of the premier campuses in Dallas ISD. The school recently became the first official International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) school in Dallas ISD.

The PYP program focuses on developing students’ academics while preparing them to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and the world around them.

What exactly does it mean to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) school?  For students, attending an IB school means that they will have opportunities to benefit from transformative learning experiences. Students at Kramer will have a unique opportunity to learn about the world through curriculum and interactions with others, increasing their cultural awareness. They will also learn to better engage with people in our increasingly global, social and rapidly changing world.

The IB program features challenging and rigorous programs of international education and assessments. The curriculum includes teaching and learning opportunities that allow students to experience international real-life contexts. To become an IB school, campuses must complete an equally rigorous authorization process, which takes a minimum of three years to complete.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved in making this achievement possible at Kramer Elementary School!

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to thank local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for children and public schools. Dallas ISD joins other districts across the state in recognizing the work of its board. 

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