Klein ISD News Briefs – August 23, 2011

August 24, 2011

2011 Klein Oak Graduates Excel on International Baccalaureate Exams


Klein Oak High School had 37 students pass the International Baccalaureate (IB) from the Class of 2011. The 95 percent passing exceeded the 2009-10 mark of 93, and Klein Oak ranked fourth statewide out of 40 IB schools. According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), a total of 2,805 Texas public school students in Grades 11 and 12 took more than 8,000 IB exams in 2009-10. Nearly 88 percent of Texas public school students scored high enough to earn college credit.

KlSD’s Susan Borg Published in Journal for Higher Education


Susan Borg, Ed.D., associate superintendent for instruction and student services in Klein ISD, will be featured in the Fall 2011 edition of Enrollment Management Journal. With contributions from three co-authors at Sam Houston State, Dr. Borg’s dissertation titled “Hispanic Student Access to Advanced Placement Courses” will be published in this higher education periodical.


Photo Copy: Susan Borg, Ed.D. to be featured in Enrollment Management Journal.



CTE Director Dubbed Outstanding Administrator for Texas


Janelle Watson, former Career and Technical Education (CTE) director in Klein, was honored as the Outstanding Administrator for Texas at the annual CTE Conference in July. Watson worked in Klein ISD for 40 years before retiring this summer. She will advance to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Region IV Conference held in April 2012 in New Mexico. Watson will represent KISD and Texas against representatives from Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The regional winner will advance to the National ACTE Conference held in November 2012 in Atlanta.


Photo Copy: Janelle Watson (right) honored by Mary Maddox (left), president of CTAT, as the 2010-2011 Texas Outstanding Administrator.


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