Special to the News-Times
SHEPHERD — Alisa Lott, Principal at Shepherd Primary School, is among the 50 educators from across Texas the Charles Butt Foundation will sponsor to attend weeklong summer institutes at the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education through the Raising School Leaders program.
For this summer’s institutes, preference was given to school leaders from districts that were considered rural or had a student enrollment of less than 5,000.
Creating a space for school leaders in rural and smaller districts to find commonalities, solve problems, and build a network of support is an important component of this year’s Raising School Leaders program.
Annually, the Charles Butt Foundation sponsors educators to attend training at Harvard through the Raising School Leaders program, an initiative designed to develop stronger school leaders who will enhance the quality of education across Texas.
The Charles Butt Foundation covers expenses for the attendees including tuition, travel, hotel, and other discretionary costs for a total investment of more than $10 million since the program’s inception.