Donna ISD administrators gathered to celebrate new beginnings at an unveiling ceremony held at the Staff Development Center Board Room Fri., February 1, 2019.
DISD Superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, accompanied by the Board of Trustees and his administrative team, announced the district’s new brand (logo and slogan) to invited guests that included city and school officials and local dignitaries. He also took the opportunity to talk about the different initiatives that have been implemented since the start of the 2018-2019 school year and the many exciting projects that are in store for the district.
Upon taking the helm as DISD’s leader six months ago, Dr. Azaiez accepted the challenge of pursuing a plan that would help restore public trust and move the district forward. With that goal in mind, he launched a Listening and Learning Tour where he introduced his vision to rebrand the district to employees, parents and community members. The tour also served as an opportunity to gather ideas on how to make Donna ISD a first rate district.
“I believe that rebranding our district is a step in the right direction,” Superintendent Azaiez said. “It’s important that the community at large understands that our students are our top priority. By rebranding the district, it allows us to break away from any discouraging PR that may have plagued Donna ISD in the past and concentrate on continuing to provide our students with the best quality education.”
Superintendent Azaiez also applauded all parties involved for successfully inaugurating a free, full day PreK Program, incorporating an advanced Spanish curriculum, and streamlining department operations and staffing guidelines this 2018-2019 school year. He also talked about seeking future projects including a PreK 3 Program, more industry certification and AP/Dual credit courses, an early college high school and school of choice designations and a 5-year strategic plan.
“We want to be known as the district that provides a quality education as well as great opportunities for our students and staff,” Superintendent Azaiez said. “We want to be known as THE DISTRICT – THE DISTRICT of Tomorrow.