Principals' Institute
Schools Transforming Learning
Designation Program

Now in its tenth year, the Principals’ Institute (PI) network is stronger than ever. Transformation on campuses and in classrooms is very evident. During the 2016-17 school year, PI launched the Schools Transforming Learning (STL) designation program. STL is designed to honor and showcase the work of campuses that are led by current or former PIs and making exceptional strides on their journeys to provide innovative learning opportunities for all students. Since 2017, over 60 campuses have earned the Schools Transforming Learning distinguished designation.

STL helps publicly share the stories of outstanding PI campuses and recognize those leading the work. It is an avenue for those both in and out of the PI network to collaborate and inspire transformational learning through virtual and/or in-person STL campus tours.

Each year, new STL campuses will be announced during the PI Summer Conference. See additional details, criteria and application timeline here.


Goal

  • Identify and recognize schools led by former and current PI participants that are transforming learning to a high degree based on one or more of the concepts/articles of Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas (Visioning Document).
  • Share a description of each designated campus’ work.
  • Identify designated campuses as schools to visit.


2020 Designated Campuses

  • Cameron Elementary School
  • Ector County ISD
  • Jacob Bargas, PI 8
  • Rose Haggar Elementary School
  • Plano ISD
  • Katie Brittain, PI 9
  • Evans Middle School
  • McKinney ISD
  • Darla Jackson, PI 9
  • Grapevine Middle School
  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
  • Laura Koehler, PI 9
  • Justin Elementary School
  • Northwest ISD
  • Lisa Ransleben, PI 9
  • Hoover Elementary School
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Michelle Rice, PI 5
  • Woodridge Elementary School
  • Alamo Heights ISD
  • Gerrie Spellman, PI 8
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2019 Designated Campuses

  • Austin Elementary School
  • Coppell ISD
  • Lorie Squalls, PI 8
  • Dean Middle School
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Heather Bergman, PI 7
  • Dowell Middle School
  • McKinney ISD
  • Holly Rogers, PI 8
  • J. Lyndal Hughes Elementary School
  • Northwest ISD
  • Jessica McDonald, PI 6
  • Kimbrough Middle School
  • Mesquite ISD
  • Chris Brott, PI 6
  • Landrum Middle School
  • Spring Branch ISD
  • Steven Speyrer, PI 7
  • McKinney North High School
  • McKinney ISD
  • Jae Gaskill, PI 7
  • New Tech High @ Coppell
  • Coppell ISD
  • Steffany Batik, PI 7
  • Press Elementary School
  • McKinney ISD
  • Chris Clark, PI 8
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2018 Designated Campuses

  • A&M Consolidated Middle School
  • College Station ISD
  • Jeff Mann, PI 4
  • Alamo Heights Junior School
  • Alamo Heights ISD
  • Laura Ancira, PI 6
  • Barbara Bush Middle School
  • Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
  • Matt Warnock, PI 6
  • Barksdale Elementary School
  • Plano ISD
  • Jennifer Caplinger, PI 6
  • Bennett Elementary School
  • McKinney ISD
  • Amy Holderman, PI 7
  • Bethke Elementary School
  • Katy ISD
  • Carrie Lowery, PI 6
  • Brauchle Elementary School
  • Northside ISD
  • Adriana Garza, PI 6
  • Catle Hills Elementary School
  • Lewisville ISD
  • Donna Taylor, PI 6
  • Colleyville Elementary School
  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
  • Sheila Shimmick, PI 6
  • Curtis Elmentary School
  • Weatherford ISD
  • Lorie Bratcher, PI 5
  • Dr. Lee Buice Elementary School
  • Ector County ISD
  • Alicia Press, PI 4
  • Friendswood High School
  • Friendswood ISD
  • Mark Griffon, PI 1
  • Glenoaks Elmentary School
  • Northside ISD
  • Maria Elena Meza, PI 6
  • Heritage Elementary School
  • La Porte ISD
  • Grisel Wallace, PI 3
  • Hidden Lakes Elementary School
  • Keller ISD
  • Melanie Graham, PI 7
  • Indian Springs Middle School
  • Keller ISD
  • Sandy Troudt, PI 3
  • James E. Randolph Elementary School
  • Katy ISD
  • Kristen Harper, PI 6
  • McDonald Middle School
  • Mesquite ISD
  • Debra Bassinger, PI 5
  • Morton Ranch Junior High
  • Katy ISD
  • Sanee Bell, PI 4
  • O.C. Taylor Elementary School
  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
  • Lisa Young, PI 3
  • Patricia E. Paetow High School*
  • Katy ISD
  • Mindy Dickerson, PI 1
  • Richard J. Lee Elementary School
  • Coppell ISD
  • Chantel Kastrounis, PI 5
  • Rock Prairie Elementary School
  • College Station ISD
  • Robyn Jones, PI 5
  • Samuel Beck Elementary School
  • Northwest ISD
  • Sandy Conklin, PI 7
  • Snyder Elementary School
  • Conroe ISD
  • Lindsay Ardoin, PI 6
  • Stockdick Junior High*
  • Katy ISD
  • Mark McCord, PI 3
  • Terrace Elementary School
  • Spring Branch ISD
  • April Falcon-Blanco, PI 7
  • Timber Creek Elementary School
  • Tomball ISD
  • Lauren Thompson, PI 6
  • Truett Wilson Middle School
  • Northwest ISD
  • Mike Blankenship, PI 6
  • Wells Elementary School
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Cheryl Fisher, PI 4
  • Will Rogers Elementary School
  • Amarillo ISD
  • Terri Huseman, PI 2
  • *Educational Village
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2017 Designated Campuses

  • A&M Consolidated High School
  • College Station ISD
  • Gwen Elder, PI 3
  • Bozman Intermediate
  • Conroe ISD
  • Bethany Medford, PI 5
  • Clear Creek High School
  • Clear Creek ISD
  • Jamey Majewski, PI 3
  • Coppell Middle School North
  • Coppell ISD
  • Amanda Zaier, PI 4
  • Degan Elementary School
  • Lewsiville ISD
  • Vanessa Stuart, PI 6
  • Hillwood Middle School
  • Keller ISD
  • Kathleen Eckert, PI 6
  • John Huffman Elementary School
  • Northside ISD
  • Carrie Squyres, PI 4
  • Klein Oak High School
  • Klein ISD
  • Brian Greeney, PI 4
  • Lytle Elementary School
  • Lytle ISD
  • Harry Piles, PI 3
  • McCullouch Intermediate/Highland Park Middle School
  • Highland Park ISD
  • Laurie Hitzelberger, PI 1
  • McKinney Boyd High School
  • McKinney ISD
  • Jennifer Peirson, PI 5
  • Pat Neff Middle School
  • Northside ISD
  • Yvonne Correa, PI 5
  • Prairie View Elementary School
  • Northwest ISD
  • Yolanda Wallace, PI 5
  • Roanoke Elementary School
  • Northwest ISD
  • Kristi King, PI 4
  • Roberts Road Elementary School
  • Waller ISD
  • Angie Davis, PI 4
  • Sigler Elementary School
  • Plano ISD
  • Matt Arend, PI 5
  • Skaggs Elementary School
  • Plano ISD
  • Jamey Allen, PI 4
  • Wilkinson Middle School
  • Mesquite ISD
  • Leslie Feinglas, PI 5
  • Wilson Middle School
  • Plano ISD
  • Selenda Sager, PI 3
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