[Hall Monitor] Like Master Teachers, SAISD’s New Network Principals Can Advance in the Jobs They Love

Hall Monitor: Lamar Elementary Principal Brian Sparks having lunch with students | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Promotions have long been one of the most unfortunate aspects of the education profession. If a talented teacher wants to advance beyond a… Continue Reading

SAISD’s Big Picture: Superintendent Pedro Martinez and the System of Great Schools Model

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In 2011, my family moved out of San Antonio ISD in search of the right schools for our children; this 2012 post at the Rivard Report captured our situation at the time. In 2018, the landscape is different. Families now… Continue Reading

Parents for Pedro: Why Parents in San Antonio ISD Should Support Superintendent Pedro Martinez

Twain Dual Language Academy students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the San Antonio ISD State of the District address | San Antonio Charter Moms

The headlines coming out of San Antonio ISD lately have been alarming: “Teacher Layoffs,” “Making Cuts to Teaching Staff,” and more. Superintendent Pedro Martinez is facing strong criticism. But I want to assure families and people who care about the long-term success… Continue Reading

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

Profile (Place): Mahncke Park neighborhood

The historic neighborhood of Mahncke Park is located in the heart of San Antonio, covering roughly the area between Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and built around its namesake city park, Mahncke Park.  The Mahncke Park Neighborhood… Continue Reading