CYPRESS TEXAS — Hairgrove Elementary School was selected by the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) to serve as part of the Dr. Jay Cummings Demonstration Schools Collaborative at the alliance’s 34th Annual State Conference, set for Feb. 20-24 in Galveston.

The purpose of the collaborative is to bring together high-performing K-12 schools from across the state to share best practices and inspire campus leaders to model after those schools. Campus administrators from the chosen schools will give a presentation during the collaborative about instructional strategies, systems and practices. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Hairgrove Principal Darynda Klein and Assistant Principal Michelle Fielder are scheduled to present. Klein has served in her role since 2010. Fielder has spent nine years at Hairgrove and is in her third as an assistant principal.

In each of the past three years, Hairgrove has received four of the six possible distinction designations by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Campuses that received an accountability rating of Met Standard are eligible to earn distinction designations, which are awarded for achievement and progress in areas including mathematics, science, academic growth and postsecondary readiness.

“We look forward to sharing what we believe are some of Hairgrove’s practices that have yielded high performance,” Klein said. “Hairgrove’s success can be tied to our district’s yearly Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships Leadership Conference. We believe that all students are capable of engaging in rigorous work and our staff works rigorously each day for our students. Decisions made are based on their relevance to our two goals: student safety and student success. Finally, we foster strong relationships with our students, families, our business partnerships and the community. We look forward to sharing at TABSE and representing Hairgrove and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.”

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