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Fort Worth ISD

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75,000 students. 83 elementary schools. 11,000 employees.

Dr. Angélica M. Ramsey

With more than 75,000 students, Fort Worth ISD enjoys a diverse student population and strong community partnerships. Under the leadership of the superintendent and the Board of Education, the District is undergoing a series of initiatives that will redesign, transform, and revitalize Fort Worth ISD Schools.

Students in FWISD’s Gold Seal Early College High Schools are graduating with two diplomas – their high school diploma and an associate degree from Tarrant County College.

FWISD now offers Gold Seal P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) Academies at eight schools. P-TECHS provide opportunities for students to earn a high school diploma, industry-recognized certifications, and an associate degree, all while getting relevant work experience in a high-demand job field, and making connections with industry partners.

Job fields include cloud convergence, web applications programming, cybersecurity, architecture, construction, medical, aviation, alternative energy, education, and more.

Partners include Cloud Unity, James L. West Alzheimer’s Center, Magna Mechanical, University of North Texas, Bell Textron, Oncor, Fort Worth Water, Habitat for Humanity, and Fort Worth ISD.

And, introduced in 2022, another outstanding Gold Seal choice: T-STEMs (Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Two T-STEM programs will provide foundational principles and standards for innovative partnerships with colleges, universities, and industries.

More than 40 companies and organizations have officially pledged to participate in preparing Fort Worth ISD students for college and career success. New Gold Seal partners include American Airlines, Facebook, and UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Fort Worth ISD’s new mobile STEM lab is pulling up to elementary and middle schools with gadgets and games to excite every child. The hands-on activities include robotics, 3D electronics, and more. It’s an interactive introduction to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. It’s also an introduction to Gold Seal Programs and Schools of Choice with a STEM focus and possible future careers.

Fort Worth ISD students earned $158.1 million in scholarships and grant offers in 2020-21, a significant increase over the $126.6 million earned one year earlier.

Fort Worth ISD is wrapping up the last projects of the 2017 Capital Improvement Program. The “Rediscover Fort Worth ISD” campaign showed off the projects to the community, especially the extensive upgrades and additions to high schools, including:

  • Collaborative, college-like learning spaces
  • Modernized science labs and state-of-the-art Gold Seal career prep classrooms, studios, and other facilities
  • Updated athletics facilities
  • Dynamic front entries and secure entrance vestibules
  • Redesigned, engaging Go Centers where students plan their next step in life

The District is working to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to neighborhoods with inadequate internet service. The District is continuing to deploy service by getting modems to students’ homes and by beginning the process of putting up more cell towers, which will extend connectivity to more neighborhoods.

To help recruit and retain great teachers, Fort Worth ISD is offering a realistic pathway for teachers to earn substantially more money for their best work. The FWISD Teacher Incentive Allotment was funded by the Texas Legislature as part of House Bill 3. Teachers will have the opportunity to be awarded one of three designations: Recognized, Exemplary, or Master. Depending on the designation, teachers can increase their yearly compensation from $3,000 to as much as $32,000.


Dr. Angélica M. Ramsey

Dr. Angélica M. Ramsey became superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District in September 2022. She brings to FWISD a wealth of experience as a champion for students, a strong educator, and a results-oriented leader.

Dr. Ramsey most recently served as superintendent of schools in the Midland Independent School District in Midland, Texas. Prior to that, she was superintendent of the Pleasant Valley School District in California for almost five years.  Her education career began as a classroom teacher in the Socorro Independent School District in El Paso. She became an assistant principal and a principal at Socorro ISD before being named chief academic officer of the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Dr. Ramsey is an inclusive and deliberative CEO who places students first. Under her leadership, systems thrive and educational outcomes for students improve. She is visible in classrooms and in the community. In Midland, she served on the Board of Directors for the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Midland Chamber of Commerce, the Midland Education Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Midland, and the Boy Scouts of America. She was a member of the Midland Rotary Club and Uptown Business & Professional Women’s Group.

Dr. Ramsey received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Pacific, her Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.

She served in the U.S. Army, which is where she met her husband Daryton while they were in training.

Dr. Ramsey is excited and humbled to serve Fort Worth ISD as its 21st superintendent.