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Student Support

Mission Statement

The GISD Student Support Department is dedicated to the success of all students and is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Collaborating with an incredibly talented instructional staff, the Student Support department focuses on research-based instructional best practices and works to provide a rigorous curriculum designed to ensure innovative, customized learning opportunities for all students.

The mission of the Student Support Department is to support and empower teachers, administrators, and the learning community to promote student achievement through coaching best instructional practices, providing viable research-based curriculum aligned to 21st-century skills, and creating engaging professional development based on data-driven decisions to develop global citizens.

Dr. Annette Scott

Dr. Annette Scott’s educational career spans over 40 years. She made her debut as an eighth grade language arts teacher in Wharton ISD. She continued as a teacher for 13 years teaching every level of high school English (freshmen – seniors).

Annette transitioned into administration serving as an Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction in Victoria ISD. Her first principalship was at a gifted/talented magnet elementary school. She went on to become a high school principal within the district. She has had the pleasure of working in some capacity at every level of public education –elementary, middle school, high school and college.

Annette earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sam Houston State University, her Master’s of Education from the University of Houston Victoria and her doctorate from Baylor University. Annette joined Galveston ISD in 2004.

She is a former board member of Magnet Schools of America representing the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. She is also the immediate past president of Magnet Schools of Texas, now Magnet Schools of the Mid-South.

As leader of the Student Support team, Dr. Scott is responsible for curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional learning, student interventions, instructional resources and special initiatives, school choice, grants, and federal programs.

Phone: 409-766-5100


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A.- Sam Houston State University
Master's of Education - University of Houston Victoria
P.H.D. - Baylor University

GISD Cornerstones:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Balanced Literacy
  • Expansive Dual Credit Offerings
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Award-Winning Fine Arts and Athletics
  • Magnet Communities
  • Data-driven Instruction

Student Support Programs:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Bilingual/ESL
  • Assessments
  • Instructional Technology
  • Response to Intervention
  • Special Education
  • New Teachers 
  • Grant Procurement
  • Gifted & Talented