Turning the Page on Literacy
By: Marybeth Flachbart, Ed.D., CALT
When someone asks, “What’s new at Neuhaus?,” my response is, “List or last?” From our newly remodeled facility, to our latest venture into virtual learning, Neuhaus AcademyTM, we are turning the page in our approach to professional development as well as to the services we provide to our community. This past year we have created new collaborations with institutes of higher education, technical assistance centers for state departments of education, school districts across the country, and other non-profit organizations here in Houston that share our mission: promoting reading success.
We have actively sought to serve and study teaching and learning where it counts most—in the classroom. Our faculty has provided on-site professional development and coaching in area schools. We launched an early childhood project with the Houston Independent School District in 184 classrooms. In the coming year, we look forward to expanding the program to include more teachers in HISD as well as the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Yellowstone Academy.
And while we are turning the page in terms of the depth and breadth of our reach, we are always mindful of our core value: meeting the literacy needs of all learners. We are grateful for the continued support of so many.
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
Sir Isaac Newton