In this issue, we would like to recognize Shani Wyllie, the principal of Attucks Middle School in Houston ISD and a 2015 graduate of HCDE Educator Certification and Advancement Principal Academy. As a dynamic, transformational leader laser-focused on her students and community, Ms. Wyllie was recently awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award by Houston ISD’s superintendent Dr. Grenita Latham. We caught up with Shani to get her insights on leadership.
HCDE’s Education and Enrichment team held their strategic planning retreat this past October 2020. Prior to and during the retreat, the team identified and reviewed targeted evidence-based research and proven strategies to drive their planning. This framework was one of the tools the team used as a protocol to influence practice.
One of the initiatives HCDE supports is its Educator Certification and Advancement (ECA) division, a state-accredited educator preparation program, that prepares and certifies aspiring teachers, principals, and superintendents. HCDE through ECA and other divisions support and model rigorous, data-driven, evidence-based, culturally responsive practices to prepare aspiring educators to replicate with their executive leadership teams, professional learning communities, and students
Educational leadership defined enlists and guides teachers, pupils, and parents’ talents and energies toward achieving common educational aims. Undergirding the process of educational leadership is school culture.
Since 1964, HCDE has supported educational leaders within and beyond the 25 school districts in Harrs County, Texas by providing professional development through its now Teaching and Learning Center. With HCDE support, the Teaching and Learning Center brings nationally recognized speakers to our educational communities. This is accomplished through conferences, institutes, workshops and a speaker series.
Dr. Chaney Williams-Ledet provides job-embedded professional development at state & national in-services regarding equity for EACH student; on equitable transformation for educational organizations.
Dr. Shelley McKinley specializes in designing and implementing programs, conducting program evaluations, and taking best practices to scale.
Here is a list of upcoming events.
April 10, 2021 – 13097 – A Day of Educational Innovation Featuring Ron Clark
April 28, 2021 -13039 – Grant Writing Best Practices!