LEISD News

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Photo Essay: Superintendent Gallagher's First Full Day

GALLAGHER TALKING TO TEACHER

DANIEL WALKING TO DOOR

Daniel Gallagher, new superintendent, walks inside Lakeview Elementary early Wednesday morning for FamiLE day. Gallagher spent his morning at this campus greeting teachers and staff.

DANIEL SHAKING HANDS WITH JANET HIGHT 2ND

Janet Hight, second grade teacher, stops Gallagher in the hallway to congratulate him in his new role.

GALLAGHER TALK WITH BABRA AND UPTON

Babra Naicken, first grade teacher, and Matthew Upton, a para leader for Special Education, visit with Gallagher about their excitement of a new school year. Upton, an Air National Guard Aerial Porter, returned in July from a six month deployment  at a base in Al Udied. He has served in the military for five years and will pursue an educational degree to teach full time in conjunction to serving with the Air Force.

GALLAGHER TALKING TO TEACHER

The greetings continued as Gallagher walked around Lakeview. Here, Gallagher visits with a teacher who shares her excitement for a streamline in leadership who can continue the culture already set in motion by Dr. Strike, superintendent emeritus.

DANIEL LOOKING AT TESTING STUFF

Gallagher reaches for study materials that will be used to help students become successful. Tina Tipton, Curriculum Specialist, and he share the opinion these are the best materials they used at their previous districts.

3RD GRADE PLC

It's day two for teachers to be back at work and already they are meeting in their Professional Learning Communities, PLC. Gallagher chats with them about his appreciation for what they do every day for students.

DANIEL WALKING TO CLASSROOM

Gallagher walks into a classroom where another PLC is taking place. Boxes of pre-ordered school supplies line the hallways that will be ready for students on the first day of school.

TRAINING

Gallagher, pictured with Ross Roberts, assistant superintendent for Student and Administrative Services, attend a LiiNK training for Prestwick, Brent, and Lakeview teachers. LiiNK, which stands for Let's Inspire Innovation 'N Kids, is a project designed to give students frequent unstructured breaks throughout the day. Little Elm ISD is the only Texas school district to have LiiNK implemented at every elementary campus.

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