The Greater Waco Area Superintendents (GWAS) group, a partnership organized by Baylor University’s School of Education of which Waco ISD Superintendent Bonny Cain is a member, was recently recognized as an “Exemplary K-12 Partnership” by the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE).
The recognition is part of a program called “Quest for Quality,” which is designed to recognize and highlight exceptional quality in university-based teacher preparation in Texas. “Quest for Quality” is a collaboration between CREATE and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
“Waco is fortunate to have a dedicated set of leaders across our local school districts, said Jon Engelhardt, dean of Baylor’s School of Education. They are strong superintendents who work together, complementing each other’s strengths and understand the importance of collaborating to address the significant challenges facing public education in our communities."
The GWAS, founded in 2007, provides a network and united presence for Greater Waco preK-12 school district superintendents that not only serves as an advisory council for Baylor’s School of Education, advising the dean on matters relevant to Baylor pre-service professional education programs, but leverages joint resources for the betterment of K-12 public education and stronger community support for public schools.