Filed Under: Bellaire High School, Kingwood High School, Quest Early College High School, Service Learning
Posted by: Micaela Canales
Florescent lights glow overhead, and I am sitting in a pee-wee sized kindergarten chair in a tiny circle of kindergarteners. Squirming and wiggling in their seats, we are all enjoying our small reading group. It is a Friday morning for both Lakeland Elementary School and Quest Early College High School (QECHS). Every Friday morning, all Quest students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on service learning out in the community. I personally was an aide in an elementary school classroom, but students have the opportunity to volunteer at various service sites, from retirement homes to food pantries. (more…)
Filed Under: Brian Johnson, Humble ISD, Kingwood High School, REEP Business Certificate, Texas A&M University, YouthWorks
Posted by: Amanda Nicolo
Wondering who REEP students are? Looking for fellow educational visionariesâ€”the ones who would never call themselves as such yet are undeniably special? Lucky for REEP, we get to work with these individuals every day; today, you get to know one, too.
Brian Johnson is an Assistant Principal at Kingwood High School in Humble ISD and he is currently enrolled in the REEP Business Certificate Program at Rice University. When I contacted Brian to schedule an interview within a narrow time frame, I learned that although he would be driving from South Carolina back to Texas over the next few days, he was happy to meet me the very morning he returned. This, I think, has got to be quintessential Brian Johnson. Thoughtful, committed, straightforward, no frills, results driven. Interview after hours upon hours of driving? No problem. I was overwhelmed by Brianâ€™s kind willingness to meet.
Filed Under: Barb Campbell, Humble ISD, Kingwood High School, KIPP, KIPP School Leadership Program, Leading Excellence Fellowship, NYU, YES Prep
Posted by: Amanda Nicolo
Soon after finishing her REEP MBA, 2011 graduate Barbara Campbell is at the start of something new. Shortly after our conversation Barb departed to attend the KIPP School Leadership Program at NYU, an opportunity made available through her new role as a Leading Excellence Fellow at YES Prep Public Schools. As Barb stated, â€śIâ€™ve been so impressed with YESâ€¦ and for the next year Iâ€™ll be extending my learning experience with them.â€ť In this one-year intensive training program, she will gain the additional exposure and development she needs to lead a YES Prep school.