Three Fort Bend ISD principals to attend Harvard Leadership Institute

Dr. Robert Long, principal at Ridgemont Elementary

Dr. Robert Long, principal at Ridgemont Elementary

Three Fort Bend ISD principals are among 16 from nine Houston-area school districts who will participate in a summer program at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education through sponsorship by Raise Your Hand Texas. Selected to represent FBISD are principals Dr. Robert Long, Ridgemont Elementary and Early Childhood Center; Joy Schwinger, Oyster Creek Elementary School; and Jeanna Sniffin, Sienna Crossing Elementary School. They are among 83 principals chosen statewide from nearly 200 applicants who applied for the program.


Joy Schwinger, principal at
Oyster Creek Elementary School

As participants of the Harvard Leadership Institute, the principals will engage in training and workshops led by national and international experts in the fields of education and leadership, and will have the opportunity to network with other campus leaders. They will choose from one of three learning tracks, including: “Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness,” “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership” and “Leadership: An Evolving Vision.” Each program will last for 5-7 days, between June 22 and July 12.

“A great principal can drive swift, meaningful results on a school campus through strategic instructional leadership, operational management, and community relations,” said Dr. David Anthony, CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas. “Raise Your Hand Texas invests in principals through the REEP program to help accomplished educators transform into more effective CEOs of their schools.”

Jeanna Sniffin, principal at Sienna Crossing Elementary School.

Jeanna Sniffin, principal at Sienna Crossing Elementary School.

Raise Your Hand Texas is a non-profit advocacy organization working to support and strengthen public education. Since the Institute’s inception, Raise Your Hand Texas has sponsored approximately 700 principals, including this year’s principals, to attend Harvard.

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