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Principals share their reflections on the Summer Leadership Institute

2014 June 25
by HISD Communications

HISD’s new Literacy By 3 (LX3) movement was the focus of this year’s Summer Leadership Institute, and principals are already getting energized about what this will mean for their students.

We asked our campus leaders for their reflections on the event, and many of them graciously shared their thoughts with us. Below are some of their responses:

Q: What has you most excited about Literacy By 3?

The most exciting thing about the LX3 initiative is the potential. Literacy supports and ties all content together. We’ve already been seeing some great data coming back on our kids. This will just take it to the next level.

—Roy de la Garza, Milby High School

We’re most excited that LB3 is a districtwide initiative that will focus on the top literacy components: reading, vocabulary, and writing. Having this effort cross content areas will highly benefit our ESL and Special Education students. They will be exposed to literacy-based skills in every classroom.

—Noelia Longoria, Ortiz MS

The opportunity for students to have appropriately leveled books in their hands has got me most excited.

—Rupak Gandhi, Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center

Q: What will a major part of your campus’ literacy plan be?

We will have a family reading challenge and share ways in which parents can actively participate in reading activities with their children. Additionally, we will have college nights throughout the year to encourage parents to start planning now for college and career paths.

—Dr. Lindsey Pollock, Garden Oaks Montessori

We will be creating a literacy culture across content areas and including all stakeholders in the process.

—Felicia Adams, Lockhart Elementary

To learn more about the district’s comprehensive literacy plan, please see this related article.

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