ALDINE -Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney announced three new chiefs and one new assistant superintendent during the March 19 Board of Trustees meeting. The announcement of the new leaders comes after Goffney completed her listening tour. Starting last summer, Goffney met with leaders and key stakeholders to learn what they think is working well, what needs improvement, and what their hopes are for the future of the District.
“During my first eight months, I have had the opportunity to visit campuses, speak with Board Members, parents, school leaders, community members and students to understand the needs of Aldine ISD. The information they shared is invaluable and will be used to inform how we move forward.
“In line with audit recommendations and comparisons to districts of our size, we have restructured our leadership team,” said Goffney.
The head of each division will take the title Chief and will make up the Superintendent’s Cabinet. Other District leaders will still carry the title of Assistant Superintendent.
The leaders listed below have been selected to transition into new roles to ensure AISD continues to increase the academic achievement of all students.
- Dr. Todd Davis will serve as the Chief Academic Officer (CAO). Davis has devoted all of his 28 years in education to Aldine ISD and has served in a variety of capacities. As CAO, he will be responsible for providing leadership in planning, developing, maintaining and evaluating all of the District’s curriculum and instruction. With oversight over several departments, he will provide direct supervision to curriculum staff and guide instructional development.
- Katy Roede will provide leadership over school administration and oversight for all School Assistant Superintendents as the Chief of Schools. Roede has 25 years of educational experience including 10 years as a principal here in Aldine ISD. She also served as a School Support Officer in Houston ISD where she worked with school leaders to improve academic growth and progress at several schools.
- Dawn Ayers Rodríguez has been named Chief of Strategic Initiatives and Accountability. Rodríguez, who has worked in Aldine ISD for nearly 16 years, will be responsible for managing special projects and leading key initiatives, including the development and implementation of the District’s strategic plan. She will continue to oversee accountability, evaluation and state assessments.
- Dr. Charlotte J. Davis, who currently serves as the director of guidance, counseling and at-risk students, was selected as Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services. She has worked in Aldine ISD for 25 years in a variety of positions. In her new role, she will provide administrative leadership for the attendance department, guidance and counseling, health services and safe and secure schools.
The appointments will be effective on July 1, 2019.
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