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Fulfilling a Need

2012 December 5
by HISD Communications

In the course of ensuring a consistent and rigorous education for all of our children at HISD, it’s amazing to witness the help and support we get each day from members of our community.

That kindness was no more evident than this week at Cullen Middle School. Michael and son Stephen Smith, members of the Houston Young Presidents’ Organization, donated 150 new e-readers to the school’s library. The father and son duo were inspired to donate the e-readers after participating in a YPO principal shadowing event in October, in which community business leaders gathered with Houston principals and school leaders to discuss the state of Houston-area schools, teachers, and students.

Stephen said they were impressed with the teachers and the culture at Cullen and wanted to reinforce the work that the school is doing to create an effective learning environment for its students.

It’s great to witness how one of our biggest stakeholders — our community members — are involved in ensuring the best education for Houston kids. We have the best teachers and the best principals, but we know that we cannot do it alone. I salute folks like Michael and Stephen, who view themselves as partners in our children’s education.

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