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Kelley Broughton named executive director of college and career readiness

Kelley Broughton named executive director of college and career readiness
A headshot of Kelley Broughton
Kelley Broughton

Northwest ISD has promoted Kelley Broughton to become the district’s executive director of college and career readiness, overseeing programs that prepare students for post-secondary success, whether at the university level or in the workforce.

For the past three years, Ms. Broughton has served as the district’s director of career and technical education, where she has overseen the district’s seven academies and 23 programs of study. During this time, Northwest ISD high school students have earned more than 5,000 industry certifications per year.

In her new role, Ms. Broughton will oversee both the CTE and college and career readiness programs, which also encompass military readiness. As Northwest ISD continues to grow, she will implement and oversee new CTE programs that prepare students for success in the workforce, such as those that will exist in the district’s upcoming fourth comprehensive high school.

“Preparing students for success as they exit college is one of the most important roles our school district plays, and I am grateful for the trust Northwest ISD and its school board have placed in me,” Ms. Broughton said. “I look forward to continuing to support our amazing CTE And CCMR staffs as we expand our offerings and provide students with the tools they need to enter college, the workforce or the military.”

Ms. Broughton began her career in Northwest ISD as a CTE teacher in 2014 before transitioning into a CTE coordinator role in 2016. She has developed career programming for the district’s K-12 instruction to increase workplace experience and career readiness skills in students. Additionally, she leads several partnerships with local industry leaders to increase opportunities for Northwest ISD students.

Prior to joining Northwest ISD, Ms. Broughton served as a CTE educator and coach in Lake Worth ISD for four years. Outside of her experience as an administrator and in the classroom, she has served on multiple committees with the Texas Education Agency and presented about CTE programs and best practices at national conferences.

Ms. Broughton earned her master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Texas Tech University. She also holds a principal certification from the University of Texas at Arlington.