Last week Raise Your Hand Texas hosted two Leadership Luncheons in the Houston suburban area aimed at engaging individuals who are invested in improving public education in Texas. Both events were coordinated by Raise Your Hand Texas Community Ambassador Laura Ewing.
Community leaders involved with Clear Creek Independent School District heard from district officials and Dr. David Anthony, CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas, about the importance of local engagement and working with school leaders to improve public schools. Two local principals and alumni of the Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership program spoke about the organization’s investment in school leaders, and how what they learned at Harvard’s Principals Institute has shaped how they lead their campuses and improve education for their students.
At a similar event in Friendswood, Texas, local community leaders heard from school district officials and Dr. Anthony. Anthony reminded the group that all of the gains made by passage of key legislation during the 2013 session are only as strong as the implementation and follow-through of bills such as House Bill 5 and Senate Bill 2. He encouraged community members to stay informed and engaged as they work to improve public schools for all the students in Friendswood ISD.
Raise Your Hand Texas will hold one more Leadership Luncheon in Pasadena, Texas, on October 30th. For information about this or any other Raise Your Hand Texas event, please e-mail us.