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BCISD welcomes CIS staff to campuses in new partnership

photo of new CIS staff with Principals


Pictured from l-r: Cherry Principal Merideth Dodd, Cherry CIS staff Cortney Campbell, BCJH CIS staff Trey George, BCJH Principal Rosie Cumings, Holmes CIS staff Diona Wooderson, and Holmes Principal Kimberly Hickl.


BCISD welcomes CIS staff to campuses in new partnership


Bay City ISD welcomes Trey George, Diona Wooderson and Cortney Campbell to the district, all of whom will be working closely with district staff, students and families in a new partnership with Communities in Schools of Brazoria County.


BCISD campus principals introduced these three to their campuses on February 28th, and began their orientation. The CIS staff have already undergone rigorous base training with Communities in Schools (CIS).


Although employed by CIS of Brazoria County,  George, Wooderson and Campbell will each be housed at BCISD campuses, and work closely with campus principals, counselors and teachers. This partnership was made possible by a grant from the Texas Education Agency.


Superintendent Dr. Marshall Scott III said, “I am super excited about our partnership with Communities in Schools.  The wraparound services and supports provided by their organization will be invaluable to our students and community.”  


“We welcome these three professionals as an essential part of our staff, and we are looking forward to a seamless integration of their skills and the CIS programs into Bay City ISD  – all of which will be of tremendous benefit to our families,” added Bay City ISD Assistant Superintendent Lisa Moya.


Communities in Schools works directly in schools to build relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life. CIS school-based staff partner with teachers to identify challenges students face in class or at home and coordinate with community partners to bring outside resources inside schools.


CIS programs include help for at-risk youth to help them stay in school; assists students to stay drug-free and avoid gangs; and provides after-school programs for economically disadvantaged youth.


The six components of CIS are: supportive guidance and counseling; parental involvement; Health and Human Services; Academics; College and Career Awareness; and Enrichment Activities.


Campus Assignments for the CIS staff are at the campuses which qualified for the TEA grant: Trey George at Bay City Junior High; Diona Wooderson at Tenie Holmes Elementary, and Cortney Campbell at Cherry Elementary.