Honor roll

HISD CFO/deputy superintendent wins national award for urban education

HISD Deputy Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Ken Huewitt.

HISD Deputy Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Ken Huewitt

Houston Independent School District Deputy Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Ken Huewitt has been honored by the Council of Great City Schools with the 2015 Bill Wise Award for distinguished service to urban education.

The national honor was established in 2000 to recognize school district business officials who distinguish themselves through their service to urban education and exemplify professionalism, commitment, integrity and leadership. The award is bestowed by Council of the Great City Schools.

“Ken is always focused on our district mission and his goal is to provide all students with a quality education that prepares them for a bright future,” HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said. “His dedication to HISD reflects his professional and personal commitment to public service, and we are fortunate to have him on our team.”

Get the full story here.

Congratulations also go out this week to:

  • Revere Middle School, whose partnership with BP America gained national attention in articles in the Atlantic and the National Journal for their STEM program. Get that full story and see a photo gallery here.
  • Westside High School senior Jordan Elliot, who was recently selected by the U.S. Army to participate in its 2016 All-American Bowl. Jordan is one of about 90 students to be chosen from across the nation, and the only one from HISD schools. Read his story here.
  • Furr High School’s Green Institute, which got is being honored alongside Forest Service representatives with the Abraham Lincoln Honors Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Get the full story here.
  • Houston Independent School District fourth and eighth graders, who outperformed their peers across the nation in math, according to recently released results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. You can read that full story here.
If you or someone you know has won an award that should be included in the Honor Roll, let us know at info@houstonisd.org.

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