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: Achieve Academy, Baylor College of Medicine, Boys Assembly, Cesar Chavez High School, Erika Medrado, Houston ISD, Louisina State University, Project LEAD, REEP Business Certificate, Women Empowerment Club, Women's Resource
Posted by: Amanda Nicolo
Shayna Loebig is the kind of teacher principals salivate over: curiously intelligent, self-reflective, and fiercely compassionate. Becoming an intricate part of the fabric of her school is of great importance to Shayna, and sheâ€™s wasted no time in doing so.
Approaching a third-year of teaching at Cesar Chavez High School in Houston ISD, Shayna has built a portfolio of projects only a teacher deeply committed to her school would pursue. After completing an undergraduate degree in physics as Louisiana State University, Shayna decided to pursue research and attended a PhD program at Houstonâ€™s Baylor College of Medicine. Soon after, she decided to shorten her studies and teach, and while writing her masterâ€™s thesis in biochemistry, Shayna began her first month as a ninth grade science teacher in August of 2009. Shayna recalled her first months of teaching: â€śI wound up immediately loving [teaching] and sort of regretting I hadnâ€™t done it sooner.â€ť
Filed Under: Andrea Hodge, Bill Glick, Candelario Cervantez, Chavez High School, Erika Medrado, George Grainger, Houston Chronicle, Houston Endowment, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, K-12, Kim Huseman, REEP Business Certificate, Shayna Loebig
Posted by: Arlene Lassin
Rice University grad program trains educational leaders in business and entrepreneurship
With a long and distinguished history of training and educating top business leaders, the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University has extended their “executive education” concept to some promising local educators.
Their belief is that top leaders at schools can improve those schools by running them much the same way as successful businesses.