District Office




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Administrative Services
Administrative Services Division Dr. Roland Hernandez, Chief Administrative Officer Phone: 361/695-7400; Fax: 361/844-0232   The Administrative Services Division is keenly focused in supporting the mission of the Corpus Christi Independent School District. Our District Mission is “To develop the hearts and minds of all students, preparing them to be lifelong learners who continue their education, enter the world of work, and become productive citizens."   Our District Vision is "To be a world class school system where every student is a learner, every learner is a graduate, and every graduate is a success."   The offices that comprise the Administrative Services team are: Office of Athletics:  Brenda Marshall, Director Office of Auxiliary Personnel and Substitute Office:  Debbie Nunez, Director Office of Certified & Professional Personnel:  Donna Adams, Director Department of Technology Services:  Director of Information Systems - Sean Babcock; Director of Support Services - Albert Martinez  Web links are provided to allow you to visit each office to get a thorough description of their functional responsibilities and to become familiar with the key personnel.   Please feel free to contact my office or any of the offices above to obtain answers to your questions or to provide any comments.
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Advanced Academics
The Office of Advanced Academics offers programs and services to connect students to academics and training that will help them be successful in the future. Our goal is that every Corpus Christi ISD student will graduate from high school globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st century.    Advanced Academics courses expose students to college readiness skills and are designed to offer enrichment and acceleration of content with instructional provisions to challenge academically able or highly motivated students, emphasizing higher-level thinking, problem solving, and research skills. Courses include Pre-Advanced Placement grades 6-12, Advanced Placement grades 9-12, Dual Credit, and Gifted and Talented (GT) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. All of these high school Advanced Academics options provide students with additional course weights.   For additional information on a specific Advanced Academics program, please contact the the Office of Advanced Academics at 361-695-7222 or 361-695-7221.      Advanced Academics Team: Dr. Abigayle Barton, Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction   Bobbye Schanen, Coordinator for Advanced Academics Vacant, Specialist for Advanced Academics Kathyron Humes, Specialist for Advanced Academics
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Athletics
  to the Athletic page of the Corpus Christi Independent School District.  We hope you will find all the information you need for your student athlete.  If you do not find what you are looking for please email the Office of Athletics. Thank you for your interest in CCISD Athletics.     Please click on the appropriate school mascot below for a link to each individual High School or Middle School web page for additional campus sports information.     High Schools Carroll King Miller Moody Ray    Middle Schools Baker Browne Cullen Cunningham Driscoll Grant             Haas Hamlin Kaffie Martin Metro Prep South Park              
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Building Assets
The goal of the Office of Instructional Support – Building Assets is to implement CCISD initiatives that build positive developmental assets for students.  The Building Assets team seeks to promote strong family and community involvement, eliminate bullying, build positive character traits, and improve opportunities for all students to graduate on time by providing mentors, as well as opportunities for extended learning and credit recovery.          Instructional Support – Building Assets   Dr. Ada Besinaiz, Executive Director for Instructional Support   Victor Hernandez, Director for Instructional Support - Building Assets Angie Flores, Coordinator for Family and Community Involvement Sylvia Gaertner, Specialist for Family and Community Involvement Georg Johnson, Coordinator for Family and Community Involvement Richard Torres, Specialist for Health and Physical Education
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Business Services - Chief Financial Officer
Welcome to the Division of Business Services, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, R. Xavier Gonzalez.  This office oversees the following departments: Finance Employee Benefits/Risk Management Purchasing and Distribution  Food Service Transportation Facilities and Operations Energy and Facilities (Rentals) 
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Center for Leadership Development
Center for Leadership Development 924 Winnebago St. Corpus Christi, TX 78401 Office:  361-844-0425 Fax:  361-844-0431
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Communications
The Office of Public Information facilitates internal and external communication efforts for Corpus Christi ISD. Our office works with local media outlets, handles public relations and community relations for the District and designs, edits and produces all District publications.  We are always looking for interesting story ideas, feedback and comments from our stakeholders and unique ways of communicating with our public. Email us at enews@ccisd.us and share with us your thoughts and opinions about CCISD. We hope to hear from you soon!   Communications Team   Lorette Williams Director   Kim Sneed Communications Specialist Lyndall Gathright Multimedia Specialist Tanis Acosta  Graphic Artist Crystal Matern Community Relations Specialist Rene Pantoja Videographer   CCISD Office of Public Information 801 Leopard Street P.O. Box110 CorpusChristi,TX 78403 361-695-7410  361-886-9209 (fax) enews@ccisd.us   Come visit us on the second floor of the CCISD Administration Building, 801 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas.  
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Curriculum and Instruction
The goal of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to provide leadership and support to campuses in regard to quality teaching and learning through curriculum development, instructional delivery, and specialized programs that meet the specific needs of students.    Curriculum and Instruction Team   Janis Jordan, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction   Yvonne Colmenero, Executive Director for Special Programs Sharon South, Director for NCLB Orlando Salazar, Director for Innovative Programs Ada M. Besinaiz, Ed.D., Executive Director for Instructional Support Victor Hernandez, Director for Instructional Support - Building Assets Jennifer Arismendi, Director for Special Education  Abigayle Barton Ed.D., Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction K-12  Kimberly Brumley, Director for Professional Learning Office of Advanced Academics
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Curriculum and Instruction K-12
The goal of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction K-12 is to be a catalyst for the innovative practices leading toward educational excellence. Through research, planning, and curriculum integration, the Office of Curriculum and Instruction K-12 provides the campus instructional team with expertise to improve student achievement.                   Curriculum and Instruction Team, K-12   Abigayle Barton Ed.D., Executive Director Catherine Hart, Coordinator Fine Arts Specialists Elizabeth Ortega-Ruiz, Fine Arts Specialist (6-12) Martha Fair, Fine Arts Specialist (6-12) Nora Cason, Fine Arts Specialist (K-12) Elementary C&I Specialists Julie Parrish, Early Childhood and Elementary ELA Specialist (PK-5) Luci Sosa, Science Specialist (K-5) Valarie Buhidar, Social Studies Specialist (K-5), Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Specialist Zonia Lopez, Mathematics Specialist (K-5) Secondary C&I Specialists Linda Torno, Science Specialist (6-12) Marcos Aguilera Ed.D., Mathematics Specialist (9-12) Vacancy, English Language Arts Specialist (6-12) Ruben Rocha, Social Studies Specialist (6-12) Shere Salinas, Mathematics Specialist (6-8) C&I Specialists Irma Muniz, Instructional Technology Specialist Pat Ramos, Bilingual Education/ESL Specialist PK-12 Positive Behavior Intervention Support Teachers (PBIS) Amanda Holland, PBIS Teacher Amanda Montoya, PBIS Teacher Debrena Lighfoot, PBIS Teacher Denise F Gonzalez, PBIS Teacher Veronica Molina, PBIS Teacher
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Employee Benefits
WELCOME TO THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WEBSITE! The Employee Benefits Team   Clark Adkins, Director, 695-7210 Melanie Shaw, Senior Administrative Assistant, 695-7210   Deborah Barrera, Benefits Specialist, 695-7214 Michelle Llamas, Benefits Analyst, 695-7215 Noemi "Mimi" Hernandez, On-Site BCBS Representative, 695-7211 Donna McClure, On-Site BCBS Wellness Coordinator, 695-7218 Corpus Christi ISD provides a wide array of benefit programs for eligible employees, such as:   Health Insurance-Supplemental Insurance-Investments-Retirement-Cafeteria Plan-COBRA-Health & Wellness                  The District follows privacy guidelines outlined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  Please click on the link below to review the Corpus Christi ISD Notice of Privacy Practices:                                               Privacy Notice - English                                              Privacy Notice - en Espanol
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Energy Management
Mission StatementTo develop and administer the Energy and Environmental Management Programs and to establish accountability for energy consumption at every level.    The Energy Management Program includes sensible conservation of every energy dollar and perpetuates a safe, comfortable instructional environment.   The Environmental Management Program includes the testing of indoor air quality by a licensed IAQ firm and implementing any necessary action.  This Office follows all City, State, and Federal regulations on environmental compliance issues.      Corpus Christi Independent School District has had a long standing Energy Management Program that has saved over $25 million dollars to date.  No one person can do it alone.  The continual cooperation from the CCISD School Board, Administrators, Maintenance Department, Teachers and Students has been the backbone to the success of the Energy Management Program.   Scott Kucera- Energy and Facilities Coordinator   Alton Alexander- Energy Management Specialist   Diana Martinez- Reports & Records Specialist    
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Facilities and Operations
  The district has 69 campuses and support facilities totaling 5.5 million square feet.  A new 428,000 square foot high school is under construction and scheduled for completion in time to start the 2015 school year.  A new middle school is under construction and scheduled to open in 2015.  The Office of Facilities and Operations is united into three divisions, Maintenance, Custodial and Site Maintenance/Grounds with a total of 450 employees.  The annual budget is approximately $20 million.  All three services are organized into five geographic areas with equitable square footage and acreage.  The average age for the 38 regular elementary campus buildings exceeds 40 years.  The 11 middle school buildings average age exceeds 35 years while the 5 high school buildings average age exceeds 50 years.   Each school year, the Board of Trustees allocates a budget for completion of major maintenance projects along with the regular operating budget.  The published list of Major Maintenance projects individually exceeds $10,000 which generally requires coordination.  The list of major maintenance projects is compiled by the Office of Facilities and Operations with input from the campus principals, directors and other staff.  This list is an ongoing document that is continuously monitored and expanded in accordance with identified needs.  Projects for specific campuses include HVAC replacements, plumbing and electrical projects, athletics requests, energy management, flooring, roofing, painting, and portable building relocations.   Brett Bostian, Director Locations: Maintenance (Agnes Shop)                                                    Site Maintenance (Cabaniss Field)     1220 Agnes, Corpus Christi, Texas 78403                       6630 Ranger, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415      Phone: (361) 886-9221                                                           Phone: (361) 878-1464      Fax:   (361) 886-9278                                                               Fax: (361) 878-1467 We have live telephone answering: Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:30pm For after hours or 24/7 emergencies call Central Station:  886-WARN (886-9276)
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Family and Community Involvement
The goal of Family and Community Involvement is to enhance opportunities for parents and community to engage as partners in education by utilizing the Vertical Learning Community (VLC) structure to organize and implement parent and family engagement efforts.   Family and Community Involvement Team  Angie Flores, Coordinator for Family and Community Involvement Sylvia Gaertner, Specialist for Family and Community Involvement Georg "G" Johnson, Coordinator for Family and Community Involvement Melissa Garza, Carroll VLC District Title I Parent Facilitator Eva Garcia, King VLC District Title I Parent Facilitator Mathew Banks, Miller VLC District Title I Parent Facilitator Dr. Mariandrea Perez, Moody VLC District Title I Parent Facilitator Myra Cantu, Ray VLC District Title I Parent Facilitator
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Finance
Donna Hohn, Comptroller, welcomes you to the Office of Finance.  We are here to assist the financial needs of the District.  This office is responsible for the budgeting, investment, accounting, payroll, account payable, and debt service functions of the District including preparation and reporting the financial condition of the governmental, proprietary and fiduciary funds on a monthly basis.  Our objectives are to prepare the highest quality and user friendly annual financial report and annual budget.     The Office of Finance has received the GFOA Award for Excellent Reporting for the last 12 years and a Certificate of Recogntion for Budget Preparation in the last 8 years.    
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Fine Arts
    The goal of the Fine Arts program is to provide students a well-rounded curriculum in order to develop imagination, spatial reasoning, symbolic thinking, and complex thinking skills and instill a lifelong love and appreciation of the Fine Arts.     Fine Arts Team:   Nora Cason, Specialist Choir & Elementary Music Martha Fair, Specialist Art & Theatre Arts Liz Ortega-Ruiz, Specialist Band, Orchestra, Dance & NJROTC
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Food Services
We are on a Mission (click to view) Gertrude B. Applebaum Food Service Center 4922 Westway Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78408 (361) 844-0222, Fax: (361) 844-0226 Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm Serving 59 Sites Food courts at 16 secondary sites 30,541 lunches served daily 14,000 breakfasts served daily 25,973 students approved for free or reduced-price meals 450 food service employees    The following statement applies to each of the Corpus Christi ISD Office of Food Services web pages located on this web site: The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).  Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a program.intake@usda.gov.  Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).  El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.
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GPS Mentoring Program
The goal of the GPS Mentoring Program is to ensure that at-risk students persist in grades,  behavior and attendance resulting in successful completion of all credits at the conclusion of Grade 9.  GPS Mentoring provides support to Corpus Christi Independent School District elementary and middle school students in the area of mentoring. WELCOME TO THE GPS MENTORING PROGRAM!!!   Sylvia D. Gaertner, SPECIALIST FOR FAMILY  & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT    GUIDANCE + PARTNERSHIP = SUCCESS Every student a learner... Every learner a graduate... Every graduate a success!     Click here for information and to register as a Mentor    
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Grants
Another responsibility of the Office of Special Programs is to support campuses in identifying and obtaining external funding for projects that support District and campus goals and objectives.   Grants Team   Yvonne Colmenero, Executive Director  
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Health/Physical Education Grades K-12
The goal of the Health and Physical Education Program is to build a healthier school environment that result in greater academic achievement and healthier lives for students. Health and Physical Education Program takes a comprehensive approach in helping students create a healthier environment. Students will be able to improve on access to healthier foods, increase physical activity opportunities during and after school, enhance nutrition education, and establish a parent wellness program. Through a successful program students will be successful in academics, attend school more often, and behave better in class.   Health and Physical Education Program Specialist Richard Torres
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Homeless and Military Services
The goal of the Homeless Education Office is to ensure that all CCISD students in homeless situations have the opportunity to enroll, attend, and succeed in school.  Through parent and student advocacy, staff development, coordination of services, and community referrals, the District Homeless Liaison, provides students in homeless situations with the tools they need to achieve in school.   Homeless/Foster Care/Military Services Team   Susana Majors, Case Manager
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Human Resources
   Student Teachers and Observers Registration Process    If you are being assigned to a CCISD campus by your University or Program as a Student Teacher, Field Basing, ACP Observer, Nursing Student, for an Internship, or for Practicum's or Observations, please visit the link below for complete information and to complete the required online registration.   Click here for more information.             Online Job Postings     Online Application for Employment    See our Job Information page before applying....    With a workforce of approximately 5,500 employees, Corpus Christi Independent School District is the second largest employer in the Corpus Christi area.  One of the main goals of the Human Resources Department is to recruit, attract, hire, and retain highly qualified individuals each year to fill approximately 3,260 Certified and Professional positions, and 2,240 Auxiliary positions.  Human Resources also hires and manages approximately 850 substitute teachers and paraprofessionals filling 300 - 450 employee absences a day.  You are invited to visit each of the employment category websites or to contact us at the numbers below.       Dear Parents and Guardians,   We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher.  Specifically, you may request the following:       - Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.       - Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria has been waived.       - The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.       - Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.    If you would like to receive this information, please print and complete the form at this link:  NCLB Parents Right to Know - Certification Request Letter to Parents.pdf.      Return the completed form to the office at your child’s school for processing. Information will be mailed to the address you provide us. IF you have any questions about your right to know, please contact Jennifer Brown, CCISD Certification Officer, at 361-695-7256.   Thanks!   Donna Adams CCISD Director of Certified and Professional Personnel   CCISD ID Badges are issued by Human Resources (not at Police Services).    Employees can email CCISDhr@ccisd.us or call 695-7250 to get information or to schedule an appointment to get an ID Badge.   - New employees will be issued ID Badges as they are hired.   - Due to the costs associated with the maintenance of the ID badge equipment, there is a $3.00 charge for all replacement badges, which would include name changes, campus/department changes, and lost/stolen badges.      Certified Personnel      Certified and Professional positions include teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators, Registered Nurses, and other professional positions that require a degree, certification, license, and/or formal advanced qualifications. Click here for more information.   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Certified     Auxiliary Personnel      Auxiliary positions include paraprofessionals, instructional assistants, secretaries, clerks, computer specialists and technicians, LVN's, custodians, food service workers, bus drivers and bus assistants, police officers, dispatchers, and maintenance workers (Appliance, Carpentry, Electrical, Electronic, Glazing, HVAC, Painting, Plumbing, Welding, Grass and Landscaping), or other skills and trades personnel. Click here for more information.   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Auxiliary     Substitute Personnel      Substitute positions include professionals (Principals and Assistant Principals), teachers, counselors, Nurses (LVN and RN), paraprofessionals, instructional assistants, secretaries, and clerks. We take applications continuously throughout the year and hire as necessary to support the school district. Click here for more information.    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Substitute Applicants   Frequent Contacts in Human Resources: Name  Contact Information Department  Donna Adams  Director For Certified Personnel 361-695-7254  Donna.Adams@ccisd.us Certified Personnel Enedelia Torres  Sr Administrative Assistant to the Director 361-695-7254 Enedelia.Torres@ccisd.us Certified Personnel Jennifer Brown  Certification Officer  361-695-7256  JenniferN.Brown@ccisd.us Certified Personnel Jacqueline Craig  Human Resources   361-695-7250  Jacqueline.Craig@ccisd.us  Certified Personnel Maria Villarreal  Applicant Specialist, Professional Positions  361-695-7261  Maria.Villarreal@ccisd.us  Certified Personnel Jovita Campos  Applicant Specialist, Certified Positions  361-695-7260  Jovita.Campos@ccisd.us  Certified Personnel Janet Reagan  HR Analyst, Elementary Positions  361-695-7258  Janet.Reagan@ccisd.us  Certified Personnel Leesa Gibson  HR Analyst, Secondary Positions  361-695-7259  Leesa.Gibson@ccisd.us  Certified Personnel        Debbie Nunez  Director for Auxiliary Personnel  361-695-7262  Debra.Nunez@ccisd.us  Auxiliary Personnel Norma Sosa  Sr Administrative Assistant to the Director  361-695-7262 Norma.Sosa@ccisd.us Auxiliary Personnel Misty De La Fuente  HR Analyst, Auxiliary Positions  361-695-7257  Misty.DeLaFuente@ccisd.us Auxiliary Personnel Angela Rodriguez  HR Analyst, Food Service/Custodial Positions  361-695-7253  Angela.Rodriguez2@ccisd.us Auxiliary Personnel Audra Amaya  Substitute Office Operations Analyst  361-695-7251  Audra.Amaya@ccisd.us Auxiliary Personnel        Mike Phillips  HR Information Systems Specialist  361-695-7252  Michael.Phillips@ccisd.us  Cert/Aux Personnel Online Job Listings Job announcements are updated every business day, and posted throughout the year. All jobs are advertised for a minimum of 10 working days and will show the date they were originally advertised. Some jobs have a closing date, some are advertised "Until Filled," and others are advertised as "Continuous" throughout the year.  If a job is no longer listed, it has been filled, closed, or is no longer available.   See the 2013-2014 Salary Schedule Handbook from this link    See our Job Information page before applying....    Employees can submit online address changes here.      Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:30 801 Leopard Street Corpus Christi, TX 78403
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Instructional Support
  The goal of the Office of Instructional Support is to support the academic achievement of students with disabilities, to support the health and wellness of all students through skilled health services personnel and to support all students and staff with access to appropriate technology, enabling them to develop the skills to be productive citizens in a technology driven, global information society.        Instructional Support Team   Ada M. Besinaiz, Ed.D., Executive Director   Victor Hernandez, Director for Instructional Support - Building Assets Jennifer Arismendi, Director for Special Education Debbie Gilchrist, RN, BSN, Coordinator for Student Health Services Lia Rosales, Ed.D., Coordinator for Guidance and Counseling
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Instructional Technology
The goal of instructional technology is to provide all CCISD students and staff with access to appropriate technology, enabling them to develop the academic and technological skills to be knowledgeable, productive citizens in a technology-driven, global information society.  Instructional Technology professional development is provided to teachers, counselors, administrators, auxiliary and professional-level staff, as well as parents and community in three major  areas: technology proficiency, technology integration, and systems training.          Instructional Technology Team   Irma Muniz, Instructional Technology Specialist  
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Legal Services
The Office of Legal Services is responsible for handling designated legal matters for the District within the framework of the philosophy and objectives established by Board policy, federal and state constitutional law and statutes, and standards of federal and state regulatory agencies, and in accordance with administrative regulations and procedures.  The Office is managed by the General Counsel, who reports to the Superintendent of Schools and serves as a member of the Superintendent's Executive Team.  The attorneys within the Office of Legal Services provide legal advice and counsel to District and campus administrators with respect to matters pertaining to or implicating the District's interests.  The attorneys represent the District in matters in judicial or administrative proceedings, and work with outside counsel with respect to matters in which outside counsel have been assigned to provide services for the District.  The attorneys do not represent individual administrators, and do not provide counsel to any District employee in the employee's individual capacity.  The Office of Legal Services is routinely involved in reviewing prospective contracts with vendors, processing responses to open records requests, assisting District administration in the parent-student and employee complaint process, and the training of administrative and other staff on matters of Board policy and legal compliance generally.  The General Counsel also serves as Title IX Coordinator for the District.  The Office of Legal Services is available by phone at 361-695-7427, and by facsimile at 361-844-0283.  For quality assurance, all calls may be recorded.
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Library Services
The goal of Library Media Services is to support campus libraries and staff by providing resources to assist campuses in developing the four major program elements of collaboration, reading literacy, enhancing learning through technology, and information literacy.       Melissa Holt, Specialist for Secondary English Language Arts 
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Migrant Education
The goal of the Office of Migrant Education is to provide a world-class education, which meets the unique needs of migrant students. The program will assure continuity of education, equity for all students served, and the opportunity to attain academic excellence.   Migrant Education   Nora Moreno, Migrant Specialist   Rachel Charles, Migrant Recruiter
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Music
  The goal of the music department is to provide quality music instruction and to instill a lifelong love and appreciation of music in the students of CCISD. Nora Cason, Specialist Choir & Elementary Music Liz Ortega-Ruiz, Specialist Band, Orchestra, Dance & NJROTC
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Office of Assessment and Accountability
Physical Address:3130 Highland Ave.Corpus Christi, TX 78405Phone: 361-844-0396Fax: 361-886-9371 Our group encompasses Accountability Research, Testing, Population Projections, School Boundaries, SCE Evaluation, and Document Imaging. We are located behind Zavala Special Emphasis School near the intersection of Morgan and Baldwin.  If you are traveling south on Morgan, turn right on Rosewood and drive straight ahead into our parking lot.
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Office of High School Completion
Welcome to the Office of High School Completion!  The goal of the Office of High School Completion is to increase the number of graduates and decrease the number of dropouts!  We want our students to be able to reach their full potential in life.  We want to offer every opportunity to meet the needs of our students and help pave the way to a very bright future!   Click here to view our information
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Office of Innovative Programs
     Orlando Salazar, Director for Innovative Programs Charlotte Garcia, Senior Administrative Assistant Thelma Salinas, Coordinator for Career and Technical Education (CTE)    Michele Lane-Heidari, AVID Coach        Sally Lewis, Magnet Curriculum Specialist (Not Pictured Above)       Jennifer Villa, Records and Reports Specialist   Like us on !       
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Police Services
Welcome to the Corpus Christi I.S.D. Police Department’s website.     We proudly provide security for the District’s campuses and also provide patrol coverage 24 hours, 365 days.  The Corpus Christi I.S.D. Police Department was created in 1993 and consisted of a police chief and a secretary.  Our current staffing includes 32 peace officers, 12 safety officers, 6 dispatchers, 2 crime prevention specialists and 2 support staff members.      The District consists of 68 square miles and is divided into two patrol zones.  Each of these zones is supervised by a police lieutenant and these lieutenants report to the chief of police  The department is currently under the command of Chief Kirby Warnke.   We are located at 450 Sunbelt and can be contacted at (361) 289-9247.  Our emergency number is (361) 886-9275.   Our mission is to provide a safe and secure learning environment where:   Every student is a learner…. Every learner is a graduate… every graduate is a success!   Code Amber Alerts Powered by GTX Corp -- Presented by KlaasKids Foundation -- Cancel New Jersey Amber Alert -- Terry Dusseault Jr -- Washington CANS Alert -- Lindsey J. Baum -- Click Here to add this free Ticker to your web site and desktop. -- Presented by KlaasKids Foundation -- Click Here to Sponsor the Ticker. -- Click Here to Follow Code Amber on Twitter.
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Pregnancy Related Services
The mission of Corpus Christi Independent School District Pregnancy Related Services is to provide services and support for pregnant and parenting students in order to improve school attendance, reduce dropout rates, increase graduation rates, and enhance parenting skills for students who are pregnant or parenting.  Services and support for student parents include:   Homebased instruction during prenatal or postpartum confinement   Education and support for teen fathers  Child care services  Case management and counseling  Transportation  Health services referrals  Parenting instruction  College and career readiness  Assistance in obtaining services from government and community agencies  Prenatal and postnatal health and nutrition programs                                                                                             Gloria Tristan                                        Terri Alford     Administrative Assistant                PRS Supervisor and Case Manager                                                              Joanna Spinney, Supervisor                             District Child Education Centers                                                                                                                                                                                                    Karen Bryant                                Anna Benavides                 Case Manager                      Part-time Case Manager                            Carol Carter                                                 Homebased Instructor                                 
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Professional Learning
The goal of the Office of Professional Learning is to ensure that every educator experiences effective professional learning  that produces engaging instruction so every student achieves success.  Kimberly Brumley Director for Professional Learning   Erica Arevalo, Elementary Instructional Coach Christian Auger, Secondary Mathematics Coach Carolyn Bence, Elementary Instructional Coach Kimberly Craig, Secondary Literacy Coach Rick DeVoe, Induction Mentor Norma Jean Diaz, Elementary Instructional Coach Jody Erickson, Induction Mentor Iris Estrada, Elementary Instructional Coach Jeff Fox, Secondary Mathematics Coach Roxanna Guerrero, Secondary Mathematics Coach Mapuana Jones, Secondary Literacy Coach Marie Kimbrough, Secondary Science Coach Cristina Leal, Secondary Mathematics Coach Cary Perales, Elementary Instructional Coach Norma Puente, Ph.D., Elementary Instructional Coach Monica Rizo, Bilingual/ESL Instructional Coach Kathryn Saenz, Elementary Instructional Coach Sukhbir Singh, Secondary Mathematics Coach Wendy Strader, Secondary Science Coach      Kari Flores, Senior Administrative Assistant JoAnn Velasquez, eduphoria! Records & Reports Analyst  
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Purchasing and Distribution
Welcome to the Corpus Christi Independent School Districtís Purchasing and Distribution Department. MISSION STATEMENT To procure goods and services that promote the development of the hearts and minds of all students, preparing them to be lifelong learners who continue their education, enter the world of work and be productive citizens.  
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Risk Management
WELCOME TO THE RISK MANAGEMENT WEBSITE!   The Risk Management Team Director:  Clark Adkins   Laurel S. Ferri, Administrative Officer, 695-7216 Tara Pacheco, Risk Management Coordinator, 695-7212 Karen Cortez, Risk Management Analyst, 695-7216   Risk Management is a function of the Office of Employee Benefits and Risk Management.  It is responsible for the following programs:   Property and casualty insurance Workers' compensation Safety and loss prevention programs Alternate duty Property damage Safe driver requirements Transportation of students by employees in personal or leased vehicles Use of District vehicles and driver insurability Fire drills and inspections Environmental issues Emergency operations plan Texas Hazard Communications Act Asbestos in school Hazardous materials and chemical disposal    
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School Leadership Services
The Office of School Leadership Services provides support to all district campuses with the primary focus on school leadership.  School Leadership Services provides daily assistance in the areas of school planning, community relations, school operations, principal coaching, instruction, accountability and professional growth.  Our resources are used to ensure continuous improvement in student achievement and school leadership.     SCHOOL LEADERSHIP SERVICES Dr. Bernadine Cervantes, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership Services Mrs. Cesarea Germain, Senior Executive Administrative Assistant  Office Number: 361-695-7440 Fax Number: 361-886-9013 ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY Mr. James Gold, Executive Director Melanie Fuentes, Executive Administrative Assistant  Office Number: 361-844-0396 Fax Number: 361-886-9371 Dr. Elda Garcia, Director for Assessment    Dr. Toni Moynihan-McCoy, Director for Accountability  LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Dr. Michael W. Torres, Director Ms. Melissa Gonzalez, Senior Administrative Assistant  Office Number: 361-844-0425 Fax Number: 361-844-0431 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Dr. Rafael Silva, Director, Moody VLC Mrs. Sandra Orozco, Senior Administrative Assistant  Office Number: 361-695-7454 Fax Number: 361-886-9014   Mr. Joe Hernandez, Director, King VLC  Mrs. Diana Lopez, Senior Administrative Assistant. Office Number:361-695-7453 Fax Number: 361-886-9014   Dr. Susan Howze, Director Ray VLC Mrs. Belinda Meza, Senior Administrative Assistant Office Number:361-695-7452 Fax Number: 361-886-9018   Dr. Roland Quezada, Director, Miller VLC Mrs. Virginia Wilson, Senior Administrative Assistant   Office Number:361-695-7450 Fax Number: 361-886-9018  Mr. Gilbert Cantu, Director, Carroll VLC Mrs. Donna Mitchan, Senior Administrative Assistant  Office Number:361-695-7451 Fax Number: 361-886-9018   STUDENT SERVICES , Director Mr. Michael Harrington, Administrative Officer Mrs. Brenda J. Rodriguez, Senior Administrative Assistant Office Number:361-695-7242 Fax Number: 361-886-9160                       
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Special Education
  Corpus Christi Independent School District provides Special Education services and valuable educational experiences for students with disabilities to develop the hearts and minds of all students, preparing them to be lifelong learners who continue their education, enter the world of work, and be productive citizens.           Special Education Team   Ada M. Besinaiz, Ed.D., Executive Director for Instructional Support   Jennifer Arismendi, Director for Special Education David Simmons, Special Education Coodinator for Accountability and Support Services Bill Fincher, Coordinator for Psychological and Support Services Sandra Mayorga, Special Education Coordinator for Curriculum and Instructional Support Services Michael Elbert, Coordinator for Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD) and Support Services Debra Stanley, Coordinator for Transition and Instructional Support and 504 Services  
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Special Programs
WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS   The goal of the Office of Special Programs is to provide campus support with the implementation of federal and state guidelines and programs.  The Office of Special Programs plans and initiates appropriate activities and provides supplemental resources that support the goals and objectives of the District.         Yvonne Colmenero, Executive Director Rebecca Oliveira, Title I Budget/Student Data Specialist  Bilingual Education/Title III Program Elizabeth Hanna, English Language Acquisition Coach Migrant Program Nora Moreno, Migrant Education Specialist Rachel Charles, Migrant Recruiter Homeless/Foster Care/Military Services Susana Majors, Case Manager Sharon South, NCLB Director Yvonne Benavides, Title I Specialist Richard Godoy, Title I Specialist Cindy Perez, Title I Specialist Lynda Ramirez, Title I Specialist Jena Gonzalez, Private/Non-Public Schools Specialist Orlando Salazar, Director for Innovative Programs Thelma Salinas, Coordinator for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Michele Lane-Heidari, AVID Coach  Sally Lewis, Magnet Curriculum Specialist Click here for the 2013-14 Special Programs Organizational Chart
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Strategic Initiatives
Welcome to the Office of Strategic Initiatives.  Our office is located at the Administration Building, 801 Leopard on the 2nd floor.   Debbie Lenz serves as the Director for Strategic Initiatives.  Please contact Rebecca Perez, Administrative Assistant to the Director for Strategic Initiatives at 361-695-7420 for additional support.   The "textbook" definition of strategic is "the plans made or the actions taken in an effort to help the organization fulfill its intended purpose".  For us, CCISD’s vision and mission define our intended purpose.   Our District Vision:  To be a world class school system where every student is a learner, every learner a graduate, and every graduate a success. Our District Mission:  To develop the hearts and minds of all students, preparing them to be lifelong learners who continue their education, enter the world of work, and become productive citizens. The journey to realizing our vision will be marked by the achievement of six District goals:   1.    Ensure academic progress for all students. 2.    Ensure students graduate prepared for success in post-secondary education. 3.    Develop a culture of "innovation with evidence" resulting in high quality academic choices for students and families. 4.    Maintain a strong and sustainable leadership structure. 5.    Continually improve efficiency and effectiveness of district operations.      6.  Enhance opportunities for parent and community to engage in partners in education.
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Student Support Services
Office of Student Support Services   The Office of Student Support Services provides daily assistance to all district campuses in the areas of student discipline, student transfers, and truancy.    Our resources are used to ensure continuous improvement in student achievement and school leadership.   For additional information, please contact our office:   Discipline - (361) 695-7241 Transfers - (361) 695-7240 Truancy - (361) 695-7242      
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Substitutes
Substitute positions include Administrators (Principals and Assistant Principals), Teachers, Librarians, Counselors, Nurses (LVN and RN), Paraprofessionals, Deaf Education, Administrative Assistants, and Clerks.   We take applications continuously throughout the year and hire as necessary to support the school district.     Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for Substitute Applicants.     Ms. Debra Nunez, Director   Audra Amaya - (361) 695-7251 Substitute Personnel Analyst  Audra.Amaya@ccisd.us    Fax: (361) 886-9860 The Education Service Center offers Substitute Teacher Training :    Topics covered in training   10 Teaching Strategies Professionalism Classroom Behavior Field trips Classroom Management Materials in Sub-pack Special Education, Legal Issues, Evacuations, First Aid, and Safety Contact the Education Service Center to register, or for more information. Web:  http://www.esc2.net/ Education Service Center, Region 2 209 North Water St. Corpus Christi, Texas 78401-2528 Phone: (361)561-8400 fax: (361)883-3442      AESOP Substitute Placement System Phone System: 1-800-942-3767 Web: www.aesoponline.com     Substitute Employment Information. Individuals desiring temporary at-will employment in the District as a substitute teacher, substitute paraprofessional, substitute nurse, substitute secretary, substitute clerk, or substitute counselor are required to complete an online application with CCISD. (See our Job Information page before applying....)       You can see a current substitute pay scale in our Substitute Handbook and on the Compensation web page.
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Superintendent
D. Scott Elliff Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools Phone:  (361) 695-7405; Fax:  (361) 886-9109    
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Technology Systems
Mission Statement To provide CCISD staff and students with automated, cost effective systems that effectively serve the organizational administrative and academic environments. Vision Statement As we move towards our goal of being a world-class school district, we will provide technology solutions that enable staff and students to work and learn anytime, anyplace, and on any device. We envision a partnership with school leadership and supporting departments that will leverage technology to enable the most efficient means of doing school business all while improving the learning environment. 
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Title I Services
The goal of the of Office of Title I Services is to enhance the entire educational program of schools in order to raise academic achievement for all students.  Through instructional and programmatic support, staff development, and budgetary analysis, Title I staff assists the campuses toward mastery of the State's challenging student performance standards.       The goal of State Compensatory Education (SCE) is to supplement the regular education program for students identified as at risk of dropping out of school. The purpose is to increase academic achievement and reduce the dropout rate of identified students. Based on student assessment data, District and campus staff design appropriate strategies and include them in the District and campus Continuous Improvement Plan.   District contact for the SCE program: Sharon South, Director for NCLB         Title I Services Team   Sharon South,  Director for NCLB   Yvonne Benavides, Program Specialist Cindy Perez, Program Specialist Richard Godoy, Program Specialist Lynda Ramirez, Program Specialist   Jena Gonzalez, Nonpublic Program Specialist        
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Transportation
NOW HIRING BUS DRIVERS We need you to drive a CCISD school bus! If you qualify we will provide all training including what you need to obtain a Texas CDL. Starting salary is $11.33 per hour. Click here for more information or call 361-878-4849. obj=new Object;obj.clockfile="world001-red.swf";obj.TimeZone="CST";obj.width=480;obj.height=250;obj.wmode="transparent";showClock(obj); --> View Larger Map of Transportation Location Our Vision is to be the best provider of student transportation and related activities. In achieving this, we want an organization that we are proud of and committed to. We want an organization where we have an opportunity to contribute, learn, grow, advance and where we are respected, treated fairly, listened to and involved. Above all, we want to share in the personal satisfaction that comes from team accomplishments and the professional rewards that come from doing an outstanding job.   About Transportation Corpus Christi Independent School District was established in 1909 and covers 68 square miles. There are more than 38,000 students attending school at 60 campuses. The Corpus Christi ISD Transportation Department serves approximately 10,230 students daily. The department has 241 employees and a fleet of 197 buses. Daily operations include more than 119 routes totaling approximately 11,032 miles driven each day. Our primary contact phone number is: 361-878-1455. Normal administrative office hours are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday when schools are in session (Please come visit us during our office hours). Regular facility operations are from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The department operates from one facility located at: 6530 Ranger Avenue (Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) Cabiness Field), Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 (See the interactive map above)   This text will be replaced var so = new SWFObject('http://echalkweb.ccisd.us/www/CorpusChristi/site/hosting/Transportation/files/videos/JWplayer/player-viral.swf','mpl','600','480','9');so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always');so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');so.addParam('flashvars','&file=http://echalkweb.ccisd.us/www/CorpusChristi/site/hosting/Transportation/files/videos/TransIntro_15nov07_0.flv');so.write('player');   --> Live Camera at CCISD Transportation Live weather measurements at: CCISD Transportation Office, Corpus Christi, TX 78415 -->National Homeland Security Knowledgebase -->