Hello, and WELCOME to the College & Career Readiness website. My name is Mark Schroeder, and I have a passion to assist young people and their parents to prepare for their plans for after high school whether it be for continuing their education, going to work, or joining the military. I hold a masters degree in educational leadership and a professional license in Special Education from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. I served as the principal at New Boston High School in New Boston, Texas from 2015-2016, worked at Texarkana ISD in Texarkana, Texas from 2005 to 2015 as an administrator at Texas High School and closing out the final three years as the Director of College and Career Readiness. Prior to working at TISD, I worked with students with learning disabilities at Burkburnett High School in Burkburnett, Texas. Prior to working in education, I worked for STAGE Stores, Inc. in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, and Arizona for 19 years serving in sales, management, and Vice President / District Manager.
This website reflects my desire to connect with students and their parents who are interested in developing a plan for beyond high school.
MISSION: to inspire others to cultivate their interests and passions and to elevate their personal goals to a higher level through understanding all of the facets of college and career readiness.
During my tenure at Texas High School, I developed my problem-solving skills by always trying to be proactive rather than reactive; creative thinking skills, and long-range planning abilities. Additionally, I am adept in communicating with a diverse populations. The development of these skills and characteristics have served me well.
Key job functions and responsibilities included:
- Coordinate the current functions of the day to day operations at New Boston High School
- Plan and implement parent / student / community monthly workshops focusing on college and career readiness
- Planning and implementing the college and career readiness programs at New Boston High School and Texarkana ISD
- Oversee the maintenance of academic history and master scheduling at Texas High School
- Coordinator of the Advanced Placement and Dual Credit Programs at Texas High School
- Implementing Advanced Placement programs at New Boston High School
I enthusiastically anticipate the range of challenges that are included in the process of assisting many in the area of college and career readiness and enjoy working with students, parents, community members, and teachers. My interests, strengths and abilities, along with my over 39 years of experience in public education and the private sector, I believe, are exactly what you need in assisting you make plan for the future.
Needless to say that I’m an adventurer with the ability to handle life’s challenges. Even with this list of experiences, I consider myself a simple man with humble needs and noble desires. This website represents my passion to assist young adults – middle school through high school – to ensure that they can receive information that will benefit them in their process.
My dedication to college and career readiness has allowed me to understand the opportunity to realize my life purpose. I honor the process that brought you to my website and the crossing of our paths. Whether we make a personal or simply reviewing the information on the website connection, I welcome you and wish you luck on you journey.
I wish you great success in your own endeavors and to receive everything the universe has to offer and more!