Mr. Byron Jordan

The superintendent at Mt. Enterprise is Byron Jordan.  He previously served as junior high principal at Big Sandy ISD for 7 years.  Before he became an administrator, he taught at Gladewater Middle school for 12 years.  Mr. Jordan joined Mt. Enterprise ISD in 2012.  He received his bachelor’s from East Texas Baptist University in 1988, his Master of Education from UT-Tyler in 2005, and his Superintendent certification in 2010, also from UT-Tyler.

Mr. Jordan is married and has one son.  He also has a cat that has emotional and psychological problems.

Mr. Jordan enjoys most anything outdoors---mountain hiking/backpacking, dirt bikes, fishing, and landscaping.  He also enjoys music and athletics, especially basketball.

Mr. Jordan can be reached by e-mail at:  bjordan@meisd.org

 

A Message from Mr. Jordan - Fall, 2018

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!!  We are excited about the start of a new academic year.  It was awesome seeing all the students walk through the halls on the first day of school.  Students are why I am in this business.  In fact, all MEISD employees are here because we love kids and want the very best for them.  We trust 2018-2019 will be the best year yet!

2017-2018 Academic/State Accountability Recap
Both campuses Met Standard in the latest accountability from the Texas Education Agency.  The Elementary, in addition to the Met Standard Rating, earned 3 Distinguished Distinctions.  These Distinctions means the ELEM was in the top 25% of their comparison group in certain categories.  We are very proud of the ELEM for these earned awards!

This is the first year that Districts were held accountable by a letter grade.  Districts could receive an A down to an F grade for its performance.  MEISD received a letter grade of C---which means that our district met the requirements the state set forth.  In other words, a C means we ‘Met Standard’ and it is something we can actually be proud of for our initial, first time, grade.  With a C rating, however, we do have room to improve as we will always strive for better.  Our goal for 2018-2019 is to continue to improve and get the best we can out of each student….regardless of what type of student walks through our doors.  If we do that, I’m not concerned about a silly letter grade that “suits” in Austin give districts once a year.

New Faculty
We have several new faculty for 2018-2019 that are excited to serve your students.  One, in particular, is our new ELEM principal; Lawren McDermand.  She replaced Andy Lee, who is now MEISD’s new Business Manager along with his normal district technology duties.  Other new faculty are:  Thomas Emerson, teacher/coach; Blake Winfield, teacher/coach; Tiffanie Jones, district counselor; Cynthia Hendrick, English teacher and Kourtney Lock, Ag teacher.  I’m excited about our new faculty and the existing ones that returned.  We are all here to serve the kids of MEISD.

Facility Improvements
We have seen many facility improvements since the summer with a brand new parking lot and the tennis courts completely restored.  Our ELEM babies will get to begin the year with AC in the little gym for the first time since that building was constructed.  There were other improvements made with flooring and painting to many areas of the school. There are several other projects on the horizon that will improve the look and the quality of the district.

Students
The football, band and cheerleaders have already practiced many hours and days leading up to our first football game.  We are looking forward to much success as Friday Night Lights is upon us.

Again, welcome to 2018-2019.  We are here to serve you as we strive to be the best rural district in all of East Texas.

 

Byron Jordan
Superintendent

 

 

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