Dripping Springs ISD School Board
Trust, Teamwork, Transparency
Jeffrey Aylstock for Dripping Springs Independent School District
Throughout my life, I have followed the high moral codes instilled in me by my upbringing, my religion and my scouting experiences as a young boy. I continue today to work diligently to ensure that I leverage those codes in all that I do. Integrity boils down to doing what’s right when no one’s watching you. Integrity is also following your moral compass and ethical convictions. I work diligently to have all the information necessary to make the right decision for a particular problem. Of equal importance is being able to quickly adjust when a situation warrants a change. I believe that no one is perfect and the best of us truly comes out when we have to adjust a solution we thought we got right. It is also critical to own up to a mistake we made and start working to make it right. I work well under pressure. I am very adept in researching and building solutions for problems. I ensure that I can determine both the outcomes and the consequences of a problem while keeping the ability to react quickly when those solutions need to change. I believe that type of analysis is what is missing from our board. We need someone like myself on the DSISD board to provide that insight and input to each of our school district’s challenges.
Accountability for Dripping Springs Independent School District
How do you measure children’s educational success? What does it look like? How can we be sure we are on the right track? Texas took a great step forward by requiring District Improvement Plans (DIP) to both capture issues and track progress for each district. Unfortunately, DIP’s can vary widely by district and are only as beneficial as the effort district administrators put into it. Our first DIP was done this past school year and we have yet to fulfill the Campus Improvement Plans which allow campus administrators to track their own issues and progress. We need to accurately present clearly defined performance indicators that show both the positive and negative tracks for each of our specific areas of concern and the rate of change across time instead of a single number.