I am uplifted every day by the perseverance and the dedication of so many in EPISD who remain focused on providing our students the very best education. As an educator, I am enormously proud of each and every one of you, and it is a privilege to work with you. When EPISD recovers from these troubled times, it will be because of your professionalism and your genuine desire to help our children succeed.
Nevertheless, we will ensure that our schools and our employees have all the support necessary to move our District forward. As the interim superintendent, I am committed to serving all our students, teachers, staff, and parents of EPISD. Our work as educators moves forward.
Since my appointment as interim superintendent, I have had the privilege of visiting with many of you at your campuses. I know extraordinary things happen here at EPISD every day. I’ve seen the commitment of our teachers, administrators, and staff to provide all students the very best education. I know many of you have gone the extra mile in your classrooms to prove to our parents and the community that the past mistakes of a select few are not reflective of the entire District.
Today , I am as optimistic as ever that this period in EPISD’s history will soon be behind us. Yet, there is still a very long road ahead before our District will regain all the trust that has been lost in our community. As your interim superintendent, I am here to support you to the fullest extent possible. I thank you for all your hard work and for carrying EPISD’s proud legacy.
Onward and Upward!
Vernon L. Butler