West ISD District Advisory Team (DAT)

The West Independent School District Advisory Team (DAT) involves the professional staff of the district, parents, and community members in establishing and reviewing the district's and campuses' educational plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instructional programs. The ultimate purpose of all planning and decision making in schools is to attain the state's educational goals of equity and excellence in achievement for all students. This district level committee is responsible for providing assistance to the Superintendent in the development, evaluation, and annual revision of a District Improvement Plan (DIP). The purpose of the District Improvement Plan is to guide district and campus staff in the improvement of student performance for all student groups in order to attain state standards in respect.
From BQA (LOCAL) and (LEGAL) Policies, the DAT advises the Board of Trustees in establishing and reviewing:
  • All Educational Goals,
  • All Instructional Programs,
  • The Staff Development Plan,
  • The District Improvement Plan,
  • The Dropout Prevention Plan,
  • The District Technology Plan,
  • The District Scholastic Calendar and State Waiver Requests, and
  • The Parental Involvement Policy.
2020-2021 DAT Members:
  • Chair: David Truitt, Superintendent
  • Secretary: Sandra Kettler
  • Community Representatives: Roy Janek and Stephanie Kucera
  • Business Representative: John Kocian
  • Parent Representatives: Justin Mechell and Jacque Souders
  • West Elementary School Representatives: Yasmine Ranzinger, Kassie Fitzhugh, Misty Cook, and Lisa Crowder
  • West Middle School Representatives: Kathy Roller, Jacqueline Uptmore, Tracy Matus, and Candace Eubanks
  • West High School Representatives: Kim Woodard, Tanya Snook, Veronica Gloeckner, Bill McDermott, Jason Dalrymple, and Jara Exum
  • Brookhaven Youth Ranch Representatives: Travis Bates, Samantha Ybarra, and Bill Shaw
  • District Level Representatives: Carla Sykora, Michele Scott, and Cari Detlefsen
  • District Advisory Roles (Non-Voting Members): Carrie Kazda, West Elementary School Principal, Chuck Klander, West Middle/High School Principal, Theresa Soukup, Brookhaven Youth Ranch Principal, and Amanda Adams, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning
2020-2021 DAT Meeting Information:
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:30 PM via Zoom Online Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:30 PM via Zoom Online Meeting
Remember, all DAT meetings are open to the public. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.