Trinity University Receives Grant to Promote Public School Leaders

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Susie P. Gonzalez
Jan. 25, 2013

Trinity University Receives Grant to Promote Public School Leaders

Funding is from the Raise Your Hand Texas Education Fund

Tomorrow's Leaders Principal Fellows Program
- Trinity University has received a $100,000 grant from the Raise Your Hand Texas Education Fund to support work in campus leadership development for public schools in the San Antonio area.

Trinity University's newly redesigned Tomorrow's Leaders Principal Fellows Program will develop entrepreneurial, transformational leaders for schools in the greater community in partnership with the local school districts and charter school organizations - objectives that are shared by Raise Your Hand Texas' goal of leadership development for 21st century schools.

Shari Albright, the Norine R. Murchison Distinguished Professor of Practice and chair of Trinity's education department, said the grant will provide essential support for Trinity's revamped program, which launches in June.

"This generous grant from Raise Your Hand Texas also will enable the program to ensure quality internship experiences for our candidates, facilitate the alignment and training of our school leadership coaches, and support the development of our evaluation system in order to measure the ongoing success of our principal program over time," Albright said.

"We are pleased to invest in Trinity's principal program, since strong campus leaders can make such a difference for Texas teachers and students. There is no doubt graduates from this program will have an impact on San Antonio area schools, and we look forward to seeing the positive effects," said David Anthony, chief executive officer of Raise Your Hand Texas.

Raise Your Hand Texas is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to improve Texas public schools by investing in educational leaders and engaging the public to influence public policy. The organization has a history of supporting academic research and school leadership programs.

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution noted for its exceptional faculty and commitment to the comprehensive preparation of its talented student body. It is a learning community that has charted its course with a steadfast commitment to excellence since it was founded in 1869.