Capitol Middle Teacher Nominated by Selected as a Barbara Jackson Scholar
- October 29, 2010
Kristina McKenzie-Hudson, the literacy coach at CapitolMiddle School, has been chosen to become a 2010-2012 University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Barbara L. Jackson Scholar. This program is a network that extends across the country and honors scholars pursuing PhDs at UCEA institutions like Louisiana State University (LSU).She was nominated by her professors in the Educational Leadership program at LSU.
UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. UCEA promotes, sponsors and disseminates research on the essential problems of schooling and leadership practice and is committed to improving the preparation and professional development of educational leaders and professors.By doing so, the organization positively influences local, state and national educational policy. “This will help train me even better in the field of educational leadership by having mentors from all over the country work with me on my skills,” said McKenzie-Hudson.
The purpose of the Jackson Scholars is to:
1. Provide a system of support for students of color across UCEA member institutions that will continue as they enter the professorial role and begin to mentor others into the profession.
2. Ensure the presence of minority faculty in educational leadership programs in numbers sufficient to assure that UCEA programs will reflect the diversity of our society and schools.
3. Support the K-12 environment’s need for a larger pool of administrators from minority groups, through enhanced abilities to recruit them into university programs
4. Demonstrate UCEA’s commitment to diversity, equity and social justice.
For more information, contact McKenzie-Hudson at (985) 290-2037.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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