Over the past several months, I have been working with contacts from the United Kingdom to host a group of teachers who have been selected to come to the States to visit American schools. The purpose of their visit is to learn more about Dr. Ruby Payne ’s work, as well as other best practices being implemented by the schools that will be hosting the teachers. The group is attending through the Teachers International Professional Development Programme, which is funded by the U.K. Department for Children, Schools, and Families.
Schools/districts that will be visited are all in the Houston area and include Barber Hills ISD, Pearland ISD, Huntsville ISD, and Valley Oaks Elementary School, which is in Spring Branch ISD. Dr. Payne will welcome the group to the States on February 15 and discuss the American education system and her work within it. We are honored that we have been selected to spend the week with this group of educators and colleagues from across the Atlantic. I’ll update you after the visit!

Donna Magee