A Profile in Success

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.

Effective Educational Leaders Stay Abreast of Factors that Impact the Lives of Their Students

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

10 Traits of Successful School Leaders

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.