Giving Students a Stake in Their School

July 28, 2016 |

Everyone in education says they put students’ interests first. But not everyone asks students what they think, what they need, and what they want.

Gary Henry, principal of Valley Oaks Elementary School in Spring Branch ISD, did just that when he involved students – his customers – in a key part of re-constructing their school: designing the playground.

Check out the video below to see how students contributed to the project, and read the rest of the story for more about how business theories helped Principal Henry build a new school and culture.


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