Elementary school leaders are Harvard bound

Hines-Caldwell and Briargrove elementary principals selected to attend summer leadership institute at Harvard

Hines-Caldwell Elementary School Principal Torrye Hooper and Briargrove Elementary School Principal Eden Jones-Hinds are heading to Harvard this summer thanks to Raise Your Hand Texas, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to strengthen and improve public education,

Hooper and Jones-Hinds were selected by the non-profit to participate in a summer leadership program at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The two will join campus leaders from around the globe to engage in training and workshops led by national and international experts in the fields of education and leadership.

Raise Your Hand Texas is sponsoring 95 principals from 61 school districts and four charter school organizations to participate. Raise Your Hand covers all expenses for those selected, including program tuition fees, travel, hotel and other discretionary funding – an average of about $7,500 per attendee,

“Building strong campus leaders is one of the fastest, most effective ways to improve education for all kids in public schools across Texas,” said Dr. Andre Morgan, program director for Raise Your Hand Texas. “With this year’s cohort, Raise Your Hand will have sponsored more than 10 percent of all Texas principals to benefit from a rigorous weeklong program at the Harvard Leadership Institutes.”