The Sherman Independent School District Board welcomed Region 10 Educational Service Center Associate Director Gordon Taylor for a team-building workshop on Tuesday evening.

The Sherman Independent School District Board welcomed Region 10 Educational Service Center Associate Director Gordon Taylor for a team-building workshop on Tuesday evening.


Taylor gave a presentation to the trustees and SISD Superintendent Al Hambrick about what their obligations are to the community and to each other.


During the workshop, Taylor encouraged the trustees to share their opinions and understandings about the District’s goals, the meaning of leadership and what the students and community should expect from the District.


After Taylor’s presentation and discussions, the visiting administrator presented the assembly with three hypothetical scenarios designed to engage their problem solving and teamwork capabilities. The Board worked together and discussed how they would handle the hypothetical scenarios, ranging from a public snafu over cheerleader selection to a newly elected Board member communicating inappropriately with teachers.


Every trustee gave input to the discussion and shared some of their personal philosophy on education and leadership. Taylor noted several times during the meeting that the SISD Board members were exceptionally informed and proactive about their own policies and procedures.


Taylor mentioned that "it’s very unusual" for a district’s board to have a majority of members who do not have children in the school district. "There are some very dedicated people in this room," Taylor said.