Though it got cut short due to a strong storm front, the Summer Leadership Institute still welcomed principals and other campus leaders from across Spring Independent School District to Dekaney High School for a series of classes, panels, informational sessions, and other professional development sessions.
“Every single assistant principal, associate principal, and principal is gathered here,” Dr. LaTracy Harris, Assistant Superintendent of Academics, said. “They get an opportunity to learn about best instructional practices. They’re learning about our curriculum. We’re really excited about everyone being gathered here to hear that one same message – so that we all leave here with the same charge.”
On the first day of the Institute, Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Lupita Hinojosa presented her theme and vision for the 2023-2024 school year, which centers around the theme of “The Power of You.” It aims to empower every single member of the Spring ISD community to lead and make a change for the district and its students.
“I want you to dig deep and figure out your ‘why,’ and to make a plan for next year,” Dr. Hinojosa told the audience on the first day.
A new partnership was also announced on the first day of the SLI, with the College Football Playoff Foundation funding a $50,000 makeover and update to the library at Ponderosa Elementary School.
It is all a part of a new energy and a new vision for Spring ISD, according to district administrators and SLI organizers.
“The power lies within each one of us. So together – as Spring – we will be able to chart new waters for our students,” Dr. Hinojosa said. “Because in reality, our students are our legacy.”