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John Wink-Virtual PD
Excellence in Every Classroom

With over 20 years of experience in education, John has served as a choir teacher at Longview High School, principal at the Gilmer Elementary School, Hallsville Middle School, and Hallsville High School, and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at Tatum ISD in Tatum, Texas, and superintendent of Blue Ridge ISD in Blue Ridge, Texas.  He currently serves as the superintendent of Carthage ISD in Carthage, TX.  His core belief is that school leadership is student achievement.  With a focus on supporting and empowering all staff to become leaders, all schools under John's leadership have achieved the highest levels of academic growth and extracurricular performance.

Using his proven and successful experiences in developing high performing schools, John teaches and coaches principals, teachers, teams, and schools so they can create focused plans of academic improvement.  Tapping into the individual and collective strength of the organization, teams are guided to create more efficient processes that align relevant instruction to rigorous assessments. Once leaders are equipped with tools to establish a guaranteed and viable curriculum, teachers and leaders can work collaboratively to create a system of interventions for both students and staff.  


Assistant Principal
Campus Administrator
District Administrator

Important Session Information:

Day 1: DATA DRIVEN EXCELLENCE: Are you prepared to take your school to the pinnacle of excellence next year?  If so, data will be your roadmap and best friend to help you reach your destination.  In this training leaders will learn how to simplify the complexity of the A-F Accountability System and focus on the 2 or 3 most critical elements that will lead to your school’s success.  Once the focus is established, participants will learn how to establish Growth Goals for campuses, grade levels, teachers and students by using EOY summative assessment results as a starting point for directing growth.  Participants will also have working time during the training to build their school’s data-driven excellence plan with John Wink’s growth goal data worksheets. 

Day 2: BUILDING ROUTINES THAT TRANSFORM RIGOR INTO VIGORCOVID created many learning gaps for students due to school closures, remote learning, economic difficulties, and additional issues stemming from the pandemic.  In short, rigor took a huge hit and ultimately a backseat during the 2020-2021 school year.  To close student gaps which are larger and more prevalent among students, an intense focus on rigor will be essential this year.  In this training, participants will learn how to begin the year by getting back to the basics for learning and building strong and intentional learning routines that ensure that students have a strong and structured 1st 6 weeks of instruction that will set the stage for vigorous growth in every student.

Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor and Ethics, Dimension 4.2: Goal Setting, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Standard 1 - Instructional Leadership, Standard 4 - School Culture

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, June 18, 2021
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(12) CPE
(12) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Terri Escandon
John Wink
Date Time Location
6/23/2021 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Online Location
6/24/2021 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Online Location

Education Service Center-Region 19 ~ 6611 Boeing Drive ~ El Paso, Texas 79925 ~ Tel (915) 780-5055 ~ Fax (915) 780-5034

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