With two decades of public service in both the justice and public education sectors, Dr. Kenzie Bond has had the opportunity to serve and work with a diverse population in various settings. Her career in public education has focused on improving historically under-performing, economically disadvantaged schools. Prior to entering the education field, Kenzie spent a decade working in both adult and juvenile facilities within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
As a first year campus principal, Kenzie successfully led a campus which was in danger of having its accreditation revoked. The campus had several years of “Improvement Required” ratings and increased to “Met Standard” with three Distinctions (Math, Science & Student Progress) within one year. During this process, Kenzie Identified significant racial disparities in discipline incidents and exclusionary consequences for prior years, and created a comprehensive campus behavior management program which reduced serious and/or disruptive behavior and exclusionary consequences assigned by 50%. This brought the campus from Stage 3 DVM-Discipline monitoring based on demographically disproportionate DAEP assignments into compliance within one year.
In order to ensure that all children are being educated, Kenzie designed and implemented a successful Special Education instructional model where none previously existed, doubling the STAAR passing percentage for students receiving Special Education services, as well as created an Accelerated Learning Center (ALC) designed to meet the needs of students at risk of dropping out. This highly successful program allowed multiple students to graduate in the first year of operation that would have otherwise not completed, and it continues to operate to this day.
Texas A&M University – Commerce (May 2015)
Doctorate of Education Administration
Superintendent Internship and Certification
Research: Perceptions of Post Secondary Education of Graduates of an Alternative School
Graduate Level Teaching Assistant for Educational Leadership Program
Using Evaluation and Data to Improve Leadership
Leading the Learning Community
Using Research for Best Practice
University of Texas Arlington, Texas (December 2011)
Master of Education Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Principal Internship and Certification
Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas (December 2002)
Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice
Texas Educational Leadership Institute (Region 13) 2016-18
Leadership Blueprint Flippen Group (Cohort 1 Region 6 ESC)
Texas Behavior Support Conference 2014 & 2015 – Showcase Presenter