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I Believe in Kilgore ISD

At the beginning of the school year, faculty and staff were asked to consider the beliefs that guide them as educators.  They shared their convictions and we think it important to share the thoughts and ideas that guide our schools.



God puts us in situations to help people. As educators, we can make a difference in students’ lives ... in academics as well as their personal lives!

Teaching is the most important profession in the world.

One person can make a difference.

Each child is one journey and it is my responsibility to help make their journey possible ... so that they will be successful.

The kids of KISD possess the ability & desire to achieve at high levels.  It is our charge as leaders, teachers, the collective school and the community to foster and grow these desires and abilities.

A teacher can go beyond the present to what is possible.

I make a positive impact on teachers and students.  I devote myself to give all my energy to being a better leader.

I am looking beyond what is to what can be.

Our daily lives should make a difference in a child’s academic, social & emotional life!

Every child regardless of background, race, gender, disability or economic status should be given an equal chance to succeed in this world.

All children deserve a chance.  I believe KISD has the potential to be a powerful place; powerful for children and adults.

Teachers make an impression on each student and that imprint lasts a lifetime!

We can positively affect our students and help each student find their potential!

By simply sharing yourself with a child, you care for them and make a difference in them socially and academically…for the rest of their life!

Everyone deserves a fair chance.

One person can change the path of another.

We are limitless in what we can accomplish.

All decisions made and all actions taken should always be based on the interests and needs of all students.

Build relationships and provide opportunities for students to experience success in learning.

I believe in quality instruction.

Every person, adult or child, has value. Their value should be respected and encouraged.

I am where I am today because I believe this is where God has led me to be for the most good for His purposes ... to help a greater number of children, parents and teachers.

He lifts me up to be more than I can dream-therefore, I go where He leads me.

Today’s students are our seeds germinating our future. Matthew 13:4 states, "And when He sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside. The fowls came & devoured them up. Some fell upon stony places, when they had not much earth; and they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth ..." I believe that we have to get children to the rich soil & protect them.

Every student has potential and can make progress!

Every person has a right to learn and become part of something bigger than themselves.

I am a leader and will follow my leader to learn more.  I must lead and be ready to follow.  I am ready to learn.

I am nothing without Him! God’s grace & mercy allow me to touch the lives of our future to make a positive difference!

It is all about relationships!

We should model compassion, character and perseverance in hopes of helping to build a better tomorrow.

The key to moving students forward is a heart to heart relationship.

Every child deserves a chance.  They deserve my best in all things I do.