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Harvard Program Welcomes Allen ISD Administrator

Kerr Elementary Principal Aretha Jackson is among the 85 school leaders from across Texas selected as the cohort of educators to attend summer institutes at the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The institutes are sponsored by the Charles Butt Foundation, a non-profit pursuing a prosperous future for all Texans through education and community partnerships

Attendees will participate in one of two week-long workshops on leadership development, coaching, or school turnaround led by Harvard faculty and other national and international experts. Each program inspires, challenges, and empowers school leaders to make a lasting impact on their campuses and communities, the entire state of Texas, and beyond.

“Great teachers, along with strong school and district leaders, represent the most significant influencers of academic achievement and supportive culture,” said Tim Miller, Director of Leadership Development at the Charles Butt Foundation. 

The Raising School Leaders program is an initiative designed to develop stronger school leaders who will enhance the quality of education across Texas. The Charles Butt Foundation covers all expenses for the attendees including tuition, travel, hotel, and other discretionary costs for a total investment of more than $10 million since the program’s inception.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this will be the first summer that the Foundation can send educators to participate in the Harvard program since the summer of 2019. Aretha Jackson was first selected to participate in 2020.

Congratulations to Aretha for continuing her professional development through this prestigious program.