Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Shares Resources for Mental Health and COVID-19

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is a long-time supporter of Harris County Department of Education’s annual Head Start Healthy Minds, Healthy Families Conference and recently awarded a $20,000 grant to HCDE to supply counseling services to Head Start children and their families. The Hogg Foundation envisions a future in which all people in Texas thrive in communities that support mental health, achieve health equity and promote well-being. As a result, they work to ensure that communities are informed.

Mental Health Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic On Youth

Harris County Department of Education provides a myriad of programs and services including School-Based Therapy Services, serving more than 7,000 students each year who struggle with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and other challenges. Working on school campuses throughout Harris County, HCDE’s team of therapy specialists are highly trained to meet the unique educational challenges faced by these students—and help them achieve.

Stretch Your Dollar with Educator Discounts

Each month we will feature a few businesses where educators can stretch their dollars. This month we feature Museum of Natural Science Houston – find their customized field trip packages. It’s easy to visit any of their three locations – Hermann Park, Sugar Land, or the George Observatory – and customized field trip packages allow you to theme your day based on what you’re studying.

A Profile in Success

In this issue, we would like to recognize Orlando Reyna, the principal of S.F. Austin High School in Houston ISD and a 2014 graduate of HCDE Educator Certification and Advancement (ECA) Principal Academy. Principal Reyna is an innovative, transformational leader always laser-focused on his students and community. We caught up with Orlando to get his insights on leadership.