A total of 62 Round Rock ISD students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Westwood High School, with 44 semifinalists, led the District in total semifinalists.
A+ Education Foundation has awarded 79 educators grants totaling more than $72,000 to help fund creative and innovative programs that will encourage and inspire their students. Among the 79 recipients, $15,454.89 has been awarded to 17 educators from Round Rock ISD.
Recognizing the decades of work that Peggy Mica, Round Rock ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator, has done to better the opportunities for students across the District, Senior Chief of Schools and Innovation Dr. Daniel Presley named Mica the Superintendent’s RRock Star for September 2019.
Round Rock ISD has been named by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) as an inaugural District of Distinction for its Visual Arts Program. The award honors school districts that are leading the way in the visual arts and have displayed outstanding leadership in promoting the arts in their district and community.
Amanda Molina has been named the new principal of Anderson Mill Elementary School. Molina most recently served Round Rock ISD as the Assistant Principal of Canyon Creek and Robertson elementary schools since 2016.
Working with the equation for success, Sommer, Elsa England and Cactus Ranch elementary schools took home first, second and third place, respectively, in the 2019 National Mathematics Pentathlon Academic Tournaments.
Marc Scott has been selected as the new principal of Joe Lee Johnson Elementary STEAM Academy. Scott most recently served Round Rock ISD as the Assistant Principal of Cedar Valley Middle School since 2017 and as a summer school principal for the McNeil Learning Community.
The Round Rock Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved an amended compensation plan for the 2019-2020 school year that infuses more revenue into salaries for teachers, librarians, registered nurses, counselors and licensed professionals with an emphasis on ensuring veteran teachers receive a substantial pay boost.
Eliza Gordon has been named the new principal of Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy (AIA). Gordon most recently served Round Rock ISD as the Assistant Principal of Anderson Mill Elementary School since 2016, where she also served as the summer school principal in 2018.