Commerce is built on a foundation of education.
Dr. Ray Keck, the President of Texas A&M University – Commerce (TAMU-C) has extended an invitation to the Commerce Independent School District (CISD) Board to utilize the resources of the university in making CISD the finest school district in the state of Texas. This invitation ignited a desire within the community to make every effort to realize the full potential for what we can offer students of all ages.
Charlie Alderman, Superintendent of CISD, developed the ASPIRE Program to capitalize on this opportunity and to build the school system that our children and families need. Mr. Alderman also intends to use this opportunity to provide for the needs of our local educators and education administrators. Through a series of public meetings, the ASPIRE Program is developing into a communal effort aimed at enhancing public education in Commerce.
In an effort to support this partnership and to further our community’s commitment to education, Mayor Wyman Williams hosted a meeting at City Hall to engage members of the community who are most entrenched in this effort and to seek feedback for using this partnership to continually enhance the quality of life in Commerce.