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Boerne ISD Named 2022 Innovative District

Boerne ISD Model Schools Conference LogoJune 1st, 2022- The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), whose mission is to encourage, inspire and support today’s educators, has named the Boerne Independent School District a 2022 Innovative District for their systemwide focus on instruction and organization structures to increase student growth. Boerne ISD team leaders worked relentlessly to develop a vision focused on the needs of their students and community.

Boerne ISD is one of only eight Innovative Districts from across the United States that will share its best practices at ICLE’s 30th Annual Model Schools Conference. The event provides a professional learning forum for thousands of passionate educators and leaders to network together and support one another. BISD’s presentation, titled “Put me in Coach! Meeting the Needs of all Learners Through Transformational Coaching”, will be led by Chief Instructional Officer Larissa Flores, along with Early Childhood Education Director Renee Munn and Secondary English Language Arts Coordinator Dr. Jayne Burton, as well as Principals Jamie Robinson (Boerne Middle School South) and Krista Pomeroy (Cibolo Creek Elementary).

The Boerne team will be sharing details on how the implementation of an Instructional Coaching program has resulted in professional reflection and steady growth for teachers and students.  Higher levels of Student Engagement, Rigor, and Relevance are evident. 

“Innovative Districts are strategic about decision making and are purpose driven” says Dr. Linda Lucey, Program Chair and ICLE Associate Partner. “Each of the 2022 Innovative Districts have leadership teams continuously focused on developing cultures of success.”

Selected annually based on rigorous criteria, Innovative Districts have evidence of growth year over year; aligned vision and structures; and are intentional about instructional decisions.

“Moving a system forward for progress in challenging circumstances is hard, exhausting work.” says Dr. Lucey. “The hard work has paid off with this group of inspiring leaders. We are proud to have the opportunity to learn from them and celebrate their success with them.”

The International Center for Leadership in Education is a division of learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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About the International Center for Leadership in Education

The International Center for Leadership in Education, established in 1991 is one of the most influential education consulting companies in America. It is best known for identifying and disseminating successful practices to assist all students in achieving higher standards. The leadership team and consultants at ICLE have assisted numerous state education agencies and hundreds of schools and districts in their improvement initiatives. For more information, please visit