TESTIMONIALS and STORIES
The support provided by Houston A+ Challenge in the forms of Instructional Coaching and Formative Assessment creation allowed our Math department, teeming with brand new teachers, to truly focus on alignment of support and content knowledge of our teachers. The increase in STAAR performance we achieved this year is palpable evidence of the value gained this year with this partnership.
–Samyra Rogers, Assistant Principal, Houston ISD, Holland Middle School
Our success this year was dependent on many things, some of which are as follows. Lots of celebrations and appreciation. Weekly communication to create inclusion and collaboration. Overcommunication. Authenticity. High expectations. One-on-ones with teachers and staff, and with student leaders twice a year. Revolving door of resources that are effective for departments. Continuing teacher education and coaching with Houston A+ Challenge.
–Monique Lewis, Principal
My coach has helped me to create the environment in the classroom. The language we’re using, the strategies I’m showing, it’s a lot of things, all of it empowering the students to lead their own learning.
–Katy Richardson, Math Teacher, A+ Partner School
This year was my second year participating in the Houston A+ Challenge and Jen is amazing. She always comes with new and relevant tips that will benefit the coaches as we coach the teachers. The role playing and interaction with our peers has helped increase my effectiveness as a coach.
–Andrea Roberts, Reading Instructional Coach, Beaumont ISD, Smith Middle School