Public school leaders are the linchpin of innovation needed to advance the quality of education across the state. Research indicates the school principal is second only to the classroom teacher in terms of impacting student learning and achievement.
Raise Your Hand Texas invests in leadership development, coaching, and school turnaround programs that help our state’s public school leaders become stronger educators. Well-trained leaders have the potential to bring lasting social and economic impact not only to their particular campuses and communities, but to the entire state of Texas and beyond.
Since 2008, Raise Your Hand Texas has sponsored over 1,200 school leaders to participate in a variety of professional development programs offered through The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. These summer institutes inspire, challenge, and empower both new and seasoned education leaders at the helm of Texas public schools.
* This conference is for Raise Your Hand Texas alumni.
One of the most exciting times is during the annual Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation leadership symposium. Months of meticulous preparation and setup unfold into two days of fellowship, presentations, breakout sessions, and dialogue on all things public education, with local, state, national, and global emphasis. The symposium inspires Raise Your Hand Texas alumni to broaden their scope of influence beyond their campus to push their thinking and practice beyond its current state.
The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation has provided $15 million in grants to education organizations that are reinventing public education by developing strong principals, aspiring school leaders, and master teachers.