Lamar CISD’s Terry High School is one of only two schools from the state of Texas featured on a worldwide education website as an example of exhibiting whole child education practices.
The goal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is to advance the best practices and policies for the success of each learner. To share their vision that “each child, in every school and community deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged,” the ASCD has launched a website featuring schools around the globe for educators, parents and communities to find schools that exemplify outstanding centers of education.
“I am so excited and so pleased that the Terry High School community — students, staff and parents — has received recognition for their hard work and academic achievement,” Principal Dr. Vera Wehring said.
Terry High is showcased on the ASCD’s brand new interactive online map at http://whatworks.wholechildeducation.org/examples/.
The high school’s description is as follows:
“The elements are coming together at B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg, Tex., as staff, parents, and students work together to create an environment that promotes effective learning. While 6 out 10 students at B.F. Terry live in poverty, gone are the days of poor school culture and marginal engagement in class as Principal Vera Wehring encourages the practice of strategies from Breaking Ranks I—collaboration; personalization; and curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
With focused attention to professional development and making teachers accessible to students throughout the day, this 2011 Breakthrough School (awarded by the MetLife Foundation and whole child partner the National Association of Secondary School Principals) hosts a more positive school culture and truly fosters high achievement.”