by Betsy Denson firstname.lastname@example.org Author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi had the full attention of Oak Forest Elementary School students this week when she talked about a new student she’d had in her class back when she was in fourth grade. Otoshi told the students that she was taken with Ming because “she looked like me.” […]
Like many other teachers working in Houston ISD, David White grew up in the district. A music prodigy, White attended Sam Houston State University on a music scholarship but discovered he was behind many of his fellow peers. After studying education, White set his goal as a teacher to help put students ahead of the […]
Oak Forest’s Erin Palkot thought she had her daughter’s pre-K program wrapped up. Palkot’s daughter was accepted to Harvard Elementary’s paid Pre-K 4 program for the fall. She sent in her money, attended a Round Up at the school, and paid for school supplies and uniform components.
Three teachers from Leader elementary schools have earned teacher of the year nods from their respective campuses. They were selected by a faculty vote at the schools.
Who says music isn’t valued in schools? Chris Pratt, the band teacher for 6-8 grade, was named Clifton Middle School’s teacher of the year.
Barbara Haney’s son Bobby is one of the 1 in 68 US children who have an autism spectrum disorder. “At six years of age, even with four years of therapy under his belt, he still couldn’t talk, couldn’t focus, couldn’t sit still or follow the simplest of instructions,” said his mother Barbara Haney. “He’d been in therapy since he was two but no school would take him.”
Brian Sonnier had been nominated for Hamilton Middle School’s Teacher of the Year for the last five years – and been selected bilingual ESL teacher five times – but this year was his first to take all-school honors.
Sinclair Elementary’s John Augustine had never gone to HISD’s Celebration of Excellence before, but he made his first appearance count.
The recently released CHILDREN AT RISK report which ranked, and graded, Houston’s schools as part of its Texas Public School Rankings has got people talking because it concerns the thing that matters most to parents – their kids.