Sandy Weser-Chavarria, director at Pre-K 4 SA’s North Education Center, leads through her passion and what she believes is important for students. The children, she says, drive her decisions. Always.
Weser-Chavarria is not afraid to blend in, help direct parent traffic in the mornings, or make herself comfortable at a classroom desk where a magnifying glass and an overturned bucket of leaves, branches and acorns spark all sorts of instructional commentary about plant biology and letters of the alphabet.
In 2014, Raise Your Hand Texas sponsored Weser-Chavarria’s participation in a “Closing the Achievement Gap” course for school leaders through the Principal’s Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Here, she shares what she took away from the experience, and how it enhances her work in early education.