|Tomball Star Academy Success + Graduating First-Ever Class
Episode 12 - Mar. 5, 2021
Tomball Star Academy, Tomball ISD’s early college high school, is in year four and will look to graduate its first-ever class in May 2021. Former Principal Kim McKinney and current Principal Dr. Kelly Marchiando joined Dr. Z to discuss how TSA has evolved, its success, and why students are benefiting from this learning environment.
|Two-Way Dual Language Academy Thriving in Second Year
Episode 11 - Feb. 24, 2021
Tomball ISD serves as a premier district of choice expanding student opportunities to develop a bilingual and biliterate foundation in elementary school through its Two-Way Dual Language program. Rosehill Elementary Assistant Principal Paloma Moreno and Director of Multilingual Services Jessica Perez joined Dr. Z to discuss the success of the TWDL program in its second year.
|TVS Teachers Discuss Teaching in a Virtual Environment
Episode 10 - Jan. 13, 2021
Tomball ISD teachers Sarah Broughton (OIS) and Gabby Avellaneda (TCES) joined Dr. Z on ConnectED to discuss what it’s been like as educators teaching in a virtual environment, all while remaining actively engaged and upbeat during these challenging times in education.
|Making History on the Playing Field
Episode 9 - Nov. 13, 2020
Tomball Memorial High School senior student-athlete Lorelai Stramrood joined Dr. Z on ConnectED to discuss her experience as the first female football player in TMHS history and her future plans.
|Tomball ISD Seniors Navigating F2F Learning Environment
Episode 8 - Oct. 14, 2020
Tomball ISD students Caroline Klein (THS) and Reed Baumann (TMHS) joined Dr. Z on ConnectED to discuss what it’s been like as seniors navigating the new face-to-face learning environment, all while remaining actively involved in various extracurricular activities on their respective campuses.
|Return to Excellence: A Safe Return to School
Episode 7 - Aug. 25, 2020
Tomball ISD is looking forward to the start of the 2020-2021 school year and welcoming back our students safely to schools. Dr. Z is joined by Chief Operating Officer Dr. Steven Gutierrez and Director of Health Services Cathy Pool as they discuss Tomball ISD's Return to Excellence plan and remind families of what to expect as the school year draws closer.
Episode 6 - Feb. 24, 2020
Tomball ISD is fortunate to have strong student leaders that provide a voice for their campus as Superintendent Student Ambassadors. Students from THS and TMHS join Dr. Z in a conversation about school, their interests and future plans along with the importance of having a student voice. Sponsored by HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball.
|Canyon Pointe Model PLC School
Episode 5 - Jan. 7, 2020
Canyon Pointe’s intentional focus on the PLC process landed them the distinction and high honor of a PLC Model School, the first in Tomball ISD. Dr. Z was joined by CPES Principal Barb Coleman and ESL teacher Renee Tristan as they reflected on their PLC journey. Sponsored by Office Depot – Tomball.
|Tomball Through Time
Episode 4 - Dec. 4, 2019
Tomball through Time highlights the past and present and with great and valuable insight, Dr. Z was joined by former Tomball ISD Superintendents John Neubauer and Huey Kinchen as they reminisce on what makes this district and community a Destination. Sponsored by Ron's Burgers & Chili – Tomball.
|Tomball Education Foundation
Episode 3 - Nov. 19, 2019
The Tomball Education Foundation has been able to develop and allocate resources to enrich, enhance, and maximize the quality of education since its inception in 2017 by providing teacher grants all across the district. Dr. Z was joined by TEF President Susan Cline & VP of Marketing & Events Amanda Bass. Sponsored by HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball.
|Social Emotional Learning featuring Dr. Michael Webb
Episode 2 - Oct. 2, 2019
Tomball ISD is fortunate to have strong student leaders that provide a voice for their campus as Superintendent Student Ambassadors. Students from THS and TMHS join Dr. Z in a conversation about school, their interests and future plans along with the importance of having a student voice. Sponsored by Telge Roofing.
|Human Talent featuring Jeff McCanna
Episode 1 - Sep. 12, 2019
The Human Talent department in Tomball ISD is a critical piece to its success. Chief of Human Talent Jeff McCanna joins Superintendent Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora to talk about how important supporting teachers and celebrating success is in the district. Sponsored by K Hovnanian Homes.