Aspiring Administrator Academy
Houston, Texas: GPISD is committed to developing future leaders from the wonderful talent already present in our schools. This spring, the District held its annual Aspiring Administrator Academy for teachers answering the call to serve through leadership and administrative positions. Dedicating a Friday evening and entire Saturday, the participants filled the library of the Zotz Education Center to take the first steps toward the rewards of educational leadership.
Current principals, assistant principals, and central office administrators joined the aspiring leaders at the evening’s social and professional development event as participants were treated to many success stories of how these veteran administrators touched the lives of students through their vision and leadership. The entire event focused on the tremendous impact a dedicated school leader can make while serving as a champion and advocate for teachers and students.
Dr. Angi Williams, Superintendent of Schools, welcomed the bright-eyed, eager group with words of encouragement and enthusiasm. She stated, “It humbles me and makes me proud to know we have first-class educators, in our own district, who aspire to give even more of themselves than they already do! It is no secret that entering into the field of education is a calling – one that requires countless hours of planning, and most importantly, caring. Becoming an administrator requires even more of these already dedicated individuals! Thank goodness we, as educators, have families that are understanding and selfless because giving to others through the art of teaching certainly is a family affair.”
The aspiring administrators completed personality surveys, discussed their own leadership styles, communication, and state accountability. One of the many characteristics which make GPISD such a special district is a single focus on student achievement and success. The Aspiring Administrator Academy is designed to communicate these expectations, along with many other requirements of a District leader, including the commitment required to our community. Through this academy, future leaders are able to learn just what it takes to uphold the reputation of a GPISD leader.
The District will continue to report on these amazing and accomplished new leaders as they begin to fulfill the GPISD motto of “LEADING, LEARNING, SERVING...with PASSION!”
Pictured: Margeaux Fisher, Cimarron Elementary
Pictured: Jonda Patterson, Cunningham Middle School
Pictured: Kearston Blocke, Normandy Crossing Elementary and Stephanie Chavez, Pyburn Elementary
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