We are proud to announce that Ms. Diana De La Rosa will serve as the Principal at Stafford Elementary School. The SMSD Board of Trustees approved her appointment unanimously during the September board meeting after two rounds of interviews.
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Our Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kadir Almus and his team joined the 2023 NCAA Read to the Final Four program launch on International Literacy Day with a pep rally for local students at the Houston Public Library. Read to the Final Four is a bracket-style tournament that challenges over 39,000 third graders across 391 Houston area schools to get excited about reading.
A great Spartan crowd showed up on Saturday, August 6 as we welcomed around 2,000 attendees to the second annual Party on the Plaza. Our Educational Plaza was filled with families, staff, and community ready to close out the summer and embark on the 2022-23 school year together.
Ms. Karen Grant, our STEM Teacher at Stafford Elementary School, sponsored two deserving students with financial scholarships to attend the district´s Summer Robotics Camp led by Ms. Cherise Roberts and Mr. Frank Hoang. Students from all over Houston come to SMSD for this camp.
Stafford Elementary School Instructional Coach, Aisha Christa Atkinson was named a Rising Leader in the 2022-2024 cohort of The Texas Council for Teachers of English Language Arts’ (TCTELA). Every year, the selection committee selects four leaders from across the entire state of Texas – way to go Ms. Atkinson!
At the close of the 2021-22 school year, Stafford MSD hosted an awards ceremony to honor employees of the year on Tuesday, June 7. District Teacher of the Year was awarded to Meghann Adkins, a U.S. History and AP Human Geography teacher. District Rookie Teacher of the Year went to Meredith Mohr, an English Language Arts and AP Language and Composition teacher.