Office of Innovation and Transformation

  • Fort Worth ISD’s Innovation and Transformation (I&T) plan includes five components, which are modeled from the System of Great Schools: oversee the district’s school development strategy, offer strategic school support, transform state-identified, Improvement Required campuses, expanded school access, and offer new, high-quality educational options for students.   The Innovation Zone includes, new FWISD schools, charter authorization and partnerships, and other identified FWISD schools.

    Guided by the shared philosophies of the FWISD Strategic Plan, System of Great Schools, Transformation Zone Planning Grant, and Lone Star Governance, the Office of Innovation and Transformation will rigorously define and evaluate programs to ensure long-term solutions for student success!

    System of Great Schools  FWISD Office of Innovation    Lone Star Governance

    Theory of Action

    If we recruit, retain, and develop great leaders in a system of autonomy and accountability and take strategic school actions to increase access to quality options, we will improve student outcomes.


    Definition of a Great School in FWISD

    A high-quality school in FWISD successfully prepares all students to enter college or the work force, or both, armed with the academic, social, and emotional skills required to survive and thrive in the modern world and to contribute to society through a life long learning journey.



    David Saenz
    Senior Officer

    Executive Director of Schools
    Dr. Susan Hernandez
    Executive Director of Schools

    Arista Owens-McGowan
    Executive Director of School and External Partnerships

    Lisa Castillo
    Executive Director of Schools of Choice

    Dr. Anita Perry
    Executive Director of Collegiate Programming and Advisement


    Cynthia Berg
    Administrative Associate