Melba Heredia Johnson has been selected as the new principal of Love Elementary School. During her 18-year tenure at HISD, Heredia-Johnson has served as a bilingual teacher, assistant principal, teacher specialist, and professional development specialist in early childhood education. Heredia-Johnson most recently led Sherman Elementary School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Houston Baptist University and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from University of St. Thomas.
Thanksgiving isn’t for another eight months, but dozens of Houston-area teachers and their students have been expressing their gratitude recently, after Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard came through on a promise to support literacy.
HISD is expanding its successful dual language program to 21 more campuses in 2015–2016, launching thousands of additional pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students on the road to learning a second language. Currently, 31 HISD schools offer a Spanish dual language program.
Starting in August, kindergarten students — and pre-kindergarten students, at some schools — will be learning in both English and Spanish. One grade will be added to the program each year until it reaches school-wide.Continue reading
The Houston Independent School District is working to readjust attendance boundaries at almost two dozen schools in an effort to reduce classroom overcrowding.
The move is in response to a directive from the Texas Education Agency, which requires kindergarten through fourth-grade classes to have no more than 22 students per classroom. Classes that exceed that number must request a state waiver.