February is Black History Month, an opportunity to showcase the role cultural diversity and civic leadership plays across the United States, as well as right here in our Spring ISD community.
Spring ISD as a district is shaped by the many Black pioneers who changed the course of history in Houston — from Benjamin F. Clark, a principal in the 1960s who helped spearhead integration efforts, to current Spring ISD Board of Trustees president Justine Durant, the first black woman to serve on the school board.
Spring ISD recognizes and honors the achievements and contributions of all African-American pioneers who have played a part in our shared history and culture.
“As one of the most diverse districts in the area, we are proud to celebrate Black History Month every February in Spring ISD,” Superintendent Dr. Lupita Hinojosa said. “We celebrate our diversity throughout the school year, of course, but it is especially important to pause every year to point out, celebrate, and honor those people who have challenged and changed history to make our world a better, more just, and fair place.”
Throughout the month of February, schools across Spring ISD will celebrate Black History Month with in-classroom lessons, school-wide programming, and a district-wide Black History Expo to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
In addition, we want to celebrate the voices and the diversity of Spring ISD. Tell us: What does Black History Month mean to you? Give us your answer in a few sentences and send it to email@example.com, and be sure to include a photo of yourself. We’ll be sharing staff and students’ thoughts throughout the month of February. For more information on how Spring ISD is celebrating Black History Month throughout February, follow along on social media and www.springisd.org.