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HPISD names Dr. Jaime Callahan Director of Accountability and Assessment

Jaime Callahan, Ed.D., has been named the Director of Accountability and Assessment for Highland Park ISD.

Dr. Callahan has served as the District's Curriculum Specialist and ESL Coordinator since August 2018, after working as a STEAM Instructional and Design Coach during the 2017-18 school year.

In her new role, Dr. Callahan will oversee testing services and accountability for the district. She will implement state and federally mandated student assessment programs and collaborate with staff to analyze and interpret results to identify student performance trends and improve student learning.

"I am thrilled to begin serving the district in this capacity," Dr. Callahan said. "My role is to ensure that we are performing well relative to state testing standards; however, my goal is also to make sure we are investing in our students' growth. It's not just about passing a test but about making sure our students are equipped with the tools they need to be successful after graduation in an ever-evolving world."

Dr. Callahan joined MIS in 2006 as a fifth-grade science teacher, then moved to HPMS to teach eighth-grade science. Before her time in HPISD, she taught sixth-grade math and science in Irving ISD.

In 2016, Dr. Callahan published the article "Encouraging Retention of New Teachers Through Mentoring Strategies" in the Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, a peer-reviewed academic journal. She was later honored for her article with the 2016-17 Member in Print Award by The Texas State Organization and Delta Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

"With Dr. Callahan's immense talent and experience in HPISD, she will provide outstanding assessment and accountability support for our campuses," Assistant Superintendent for Education Servicess Lisa Wilson said.

Dr. Callahan holds a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University, a Master of Education from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science from Texas State University. 
In her spare time, Dr. Callahan enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, taking care of their 15-year-old dog, Buzz, running marathons and climbing tall mountains.