Fort Worth Independent School District establishes leadership academies

first_imgereardon Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter JROTC cadets work concessions at TCU football games Twitter W.P. McLean 6th Grade Center updates health curriculum Linkedin ereardon Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature W.P. McLean Middle School welcomes new principal ereardon + posts ReddIt ereardon ReddIt ereardon Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook Previous articleNew SGA program draws attention to faculty, staff daily effortsNext articleSuspected gas leak near UCC lot causes bad smell ereardon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printFort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) is implementing leadership development academies this school year to strengthen administrative skills within the district.Five types of leadership academies will take place at the District Professional Development Center (PDC), including the District Leader Academy, New Principal Academy, Aspiring Assistant Principal Academy, Aspiring Principal Academy and Model Principals’ Academy, according to the W.P. McLean Sixth Grade Center website.The leadership academies were created to train administrators who are new to the district. Administrators involved in the academies will meet once a month throughout the school year.Miguel Del Toro, assistant principal of R.L. Paschal High School, began at Paschal in August and is part of the New Assistant Principal Academy.Del Toro said that the new leadership academies are a good addition to the district for administrators.“Teachers of course get tons of opportunities to build their repertoire and to build capacity as far as their content or classroom management or pedagogy in general,” Del Toro said. “Districts are now finding the advantage of training and equipping their administrators with programs such as the leadership academies.”Del Toro said that we are in a new era of education where there is a change in paradigm for administrative roles.“It’s about being academic leaders, instructional leaders, helping our teachers improve and build their craft,” Del Toro said.The academies have gained positive response from aspiring educators studying at Texas Christian University.Taylor White, a senior math education major at TCU, said she would be interested in participating in a leadership development academy in the future.“Having the opportunity to grow within the district compels me because my end goal as an education major is to one day be principal,” White said. “It’s good for the district to grow from within because teachers who have been in FWISD for years know what needs to be improved and what changes need to be made.” Facebook Paschal High School gains new assistant principal Linkedinlast_img read more

Brazilian Massa Calls For Improvements In Car Safety

first_imgBy Dialogo September 09, 2009 Brazilian Formula One racecar driver Felipe Massa, who suffered a serious accident at the Hungarian Grand Prix in July, affirmed that he wants to return to racing with Ferrari next year and called for improvements in car safety in declarations to the British press. “We have to make improvements. I’m not saying that it’s necessary to cover (the cockpit) completely. But perhaps there are other things that can be done to prevent a tire colliding with your head,” affirmed the 28-year-old, who believes that in the future it will be necessary to modify the safety regulations. Massa wants to prevent accidents like his or like the one that killed English Formula Two racecar driver Henry Surtees in July, when a tire struck him on the head. “Right now I’m well. The only problem is that I need an operation for a bone in my skull that they had to take out because it was completely damaged,” the racecar driver explained to the Guardian newspaper, speaking from São Paulo. “A normal person can live with this without any problem. But for a racecar driver, if you have an accident and you have this problem, it’s very difficult to recover,” he added. The Brazilian suffered a serious accident in July, during the running of the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. When he was going at 250 kilometers an hour, he was struck by a spring that had come off the Brawn driven by his compatriot Rubens Barrichello and suffered severe head injuries. Despite his firm determination to return to Formula One, Felipe Massa is aware of how lucky he was to survive the accident. “On the one hand, I had very bad luck, because the spring hit me in the head,” he said. “But on the other hand, I was very lucky; all the doctors have told me so. If the spring had hit me a millimeter more toward the right, I could have lost my sight,” the racecar driver admitted.last_img read more