Two Katy ISD principals have been selected by Raise Your Hand Texas to attend The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education this summer.
The duo will be among only 73 Texas principals chosen from what the district called “an extremely strong pool of applicants this year.”
Katy ISD principals selected to attend professional training were:
- Dr. Ann Smith, principal of Golbow Elementary. Smith will attend The Art of Leadership session.
- Elisa Farris, principal of Morton Ranch Elementary. Farris will attend The Evolving Vision session.
Principals selected to attend The Principals’ Center come from 50 school districts throughout the state.
In the competitive selection process, evaluators focused on both essays and personal interviews, seeking evidence of exemplary leadership abilities and mindsets that research shows effective school leaders possess.
Raise Your Hand Texas sought to represent a diverse mixture of rural, urban, and suburban districts; of elementary, middle, and high schools; and of the many geographical regions that span the vast state of Texas.
The Summer Institutes at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will expose the 2012 Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program Cohort to the foremost national and international experts in the fields of education and leadership.
Founded in 1981, the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has dedicated itself to the support, development, and improvement of school principals.