Cameshia Emerson has been selected as the new principal of Lockhart Elementary School. Emerson has 18 years of experience in the field of education. She started her career as a third-grade teacher in Tennessee and has also served as an instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal. Currently, she is an administrator at Hartsfield Elementary School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She also obtained an Education Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Freed-Hardeman University.
Trustees approve $2.5 million grant to fund variety of wraparound services
About 4,000 students and their families in high-poverty areas will benefit from a $2.5 million grant that will provide wraparound services, including social, medical, financial, and emotional support.
The Board of Education approved the use of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education that will convert five HISD campuses to community schools under the district’s Every Community Every School initiative.
The five schools are Thomas Middle School and Lockhart, Benavidez, Marshall, and Robinson elementary schools. The schools serve 3,898 students in communities with high poverty rates and a demonstrated need for wraparound services and supports. Continue reading
More than 300 people turned out to Lockhart Elementary on Thursday to formally dedicate the new building, which opened to students in Houston’s Third Ward last year.
The event drew students and families, as well as a long list of Lockhart supporters, including HISD Trustee Paula M. Harris and the Rev. William Lawson, pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.