HISD is celebrating Black History Month by exploring the many schools named for distinguished African Americans in the community. The district has more than 30 schools that recognize the contributions of African American leaders, ranging from renowned educators to legislators and community leaders.
The first week focused onHISD’s namesake high schools, alternative schools, and the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. The second week focused on HISD’smiddle and combination schools. This week, learn more about HISD’s namesake early childhood centersand elementary schools.
Juanette Green has been selected as the new principal of Hines-Caldwell Elementary School. Green began her career in 2005 as a middle school teacher in North Carolina. In 2011, she became an assistant principal at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, a 6-12 public magnet school in Guilford County Schools. Green joined HISD in 2014, where she served as dean of students and dean of instruction at Hartman Middle School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Master of Arts in Teaching from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She returned to UNCG for her Post Master’s Certification in School Administration.
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.
The HISD Board of Education is searching for a new superintendent, and trustees want input from community members about the qualities and traits they would like to see in the next district leader.
The board has hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to assist in the superintendent search process. The Illinois-based firm is conducting a survey (which you can find here) and helping trustees host a series of community meetings in March to gather input from various district stakeholders. Feedback obtained from those meetings will be used by trustees to finalize their superintendent profile and begin searching for candidates.
In an effort to help support the community of Flint, Michigan, and help during its water crisis, the staff and students of Hines-Caldwell Elementary School are hosting a Bottled Water Drive on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.