Coahoma ISD's SUPERintendent

COAHOMA -- Dr. Amy Jacobs has put the super in superintendent. The West Texas native was recognized as the region 18 Superintendent of the Year.

“I was very honored, but also very appreciative of everybody,” Dr. Jacobs said. “My family, everybody that’s been on this journey with me.”

Dr. Jacobs said it’s because of the people around her that she's able to succeed.

Coahoma ISD's school board has been named the small school representative for the honor board in region 18.

“We’re large enough to do some really neat things, some innovative things, but it’s also small enough that I can still be connected in my kid’s lives as well.”

Starting in the fall, Coahoma ISD will start their Academy program, an innovative teaching method that engages the students in hands-on learning.

Dr. Jacobs says will help prepare these students for life.
“A little bit different learning environment than people are used to seeing, but it will allow the students more opportunities to take responsibility for their own actions,” Dr. Jacobs said.

She added the innovative program will include, “Leadership experience, confidence building, all while being pushed very strongly academically. We’re all really looking forward to it.”

The fact there’s a superhero wall in a junior high school, is a testament to why Dr. Jacobs was named Superintendent of the Region.

Dr. Jacobs stresses the importance of innovative learning, saying that if you don't challenge the status quo, they will never be able help students succeed academically - their end goal.

“We’ve known we have the superintendent of the region, of the state, and the nation,” Jennifer Baccari said, the kindergarten teacher at The Academy. “She’ll always do what’s right for the students and the community.”

“Congratulations, Amy,” Debbye ValVerde exclaimed.