New Texans Can! Superintendent Announced

…Longtime Educator to Oversee All Ten Schools Statewide

DALLAS, Texas – Texans Can! announced today that Robert Ward has been hired as the organization’s new superintendent. Ward, an educator for over 26 years with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), succeeds Dr. Yolanda Cruz who retired in June.

“We are very excited that Robert Ward has accepted this position. His leadership and new ideas will help Texans Can! continue to be the premier educational program for at-risk students who want a second chance at an education,” said Texans Can! president, H.M. Motsinger.

“Robert brings a wealth of experience in the educational arena to his new position.”

Beginning his career as a teacher in 1979, Ward has headed various schools in Dallas, ranging from elementary to high school.

He was most recently principal of James Madison High School, and held the same position at H.S. Thompson Learning Center and the Sequoya Learning Center.

Ward received his Master of Education Administration, and Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from East Texas State University (now named Texas A&M – Commerce).

He has served on various committees within DISD, such as the Drop-Out Prevention Task Force, and is the former chairman for the Learning Center Management Council.

About Texans Can! Schools: Celebrating 20 years of serving academically at-risk youth, Texans Can! is a unique network of 10 public schools of choice throughout Texas.

Using our three core values: discipline in private, reward in public; rules without relationships breed rebellion and behavior is based on need, more than 6,000 students a year are getting a second chance at life. 77% of our graduates plan on going on to post-secondary education.

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