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 - Spring/Summer 2021

Wow, what a year!  We survived covid with a relatively low amount of pandemic interruptions.  Yes, we had positive cases, quarantines, close contacts and we had to close down school for 3 days, but we survived the year.  My heart goes out to those that were affected by covid.  We lost a member of the community that was closely tied to MEISD because of this dreaded disease.  We all miss Steve Jones.  Thankfully, most others from our school community had mild cases and were back to normal after a few weeks.  I believe we are on the downward tick of covid infections.  Unless this trend reverses over the summer, MEISD will begin 21-22 as normal as possible.  Masks will be optional for students and teachers.  The water fountains will be open again, no partitions in the café and we won’t have to reduce capacity for sporting or fine arts events.  I am certainly looking forward to that!

Besides COVID, we survived a massive snow/ice storm that wreaked havoc all over Texas…especially ET.  A tornado decided to make its way towards town to knock trees on residences and blow roofs off.  We came together as a community to not let this take us down.  Many of our folks will be repairing the damage throughout the summer and fall, but thankfully, there were no fatalities or major injuries.  Oh, I forgot about our first snow storm in January.  That was kids play compared to the other three events.  We truly have a resilient community that loves one another and is willing to help their fellow man.

The School Board is considering calling a bond election for November, 2021.  There will be planning throughout the summer.  The board is considering the recommendation of the facility committee to build a new HS/JH campus with CTE facilities, cafeteria and renovate/repurpose parts of the existing buildings for the ELEM and Fine Arts.  More news will come as we continue the process.

The staff will be working feverishly this summer to plan and get ready for 21-22.  We are expecting a successful academic and extra-curricular year.

A big congrats goes to our One Act Play team for placing 2nd in state at the State UIL OAP contest.  In addition, our theater team won the overall class 2A championship in Theater Arts.  Also, kudos to Dede for qualifying for state in the 300M hurdles in girls track.

The start of 2021-2022 will be a few days earlier than in the past.  There are several reasons for this but the main one is to have as many instructional days as possible with all the interruptions from 19-20 and 20-21.  The first day of school is Wednesday, August 11.

Have a great summer and God Bless each of you.

Byron Jordan, Superintendent

 

 

 

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