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Keller Middle School Presents at National Conference

Keller Middle School Presents at National Conference
Posted on 07/15/2015
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The Texas education community has its eye on Lonnie B. Keller Middle School. The Pasadena Independent School District campus was recently recognized as a ‘Texas School to Watch’.

This program is a partnership between the Texas Middle School Association and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The Texas Schools to Watch program awards this prestigious honor to high-performing intermediate campuses that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable and have the organizational support to sustain students’ success.

Beverly Hills numbered among 11 other schools designated for the state program this year.

After reviewing the applications, a team of education professionals selected only a few campuses to receive site visits from Texas Schools to Watch teams.

The team visited Keller in January to evaluate their qualifications, observe classes and staff meetings and interview campus administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents, district leaders and community members.

The Pasadena school was honored and chosen to give a presentation at the annual National Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, D.C. The group was able to speak with Congressman Gene Green about middle school education. The school will be showcased at the Texas Middle School Association Annual Conference & Exhibit in Arlington next year.  

This is the school’s first year to qualify for the ‘Schools to Watch Program’.

Keller Middle School
L to R Back Row: Keller teacher Lynn Ketcham and Pasadena ISD Associate Superintendent of Campus Development Steve Laymon. L to R Middle Row: Keller Assistant Principal Dan Eble, Keller Principal Diane Phelan, Congressman Gene Green and Keller teacher Ted Miller. L to R Front Row: Keller teacher Anna Segovia, Keller Assistant Principal Kim Powers, Keller counselors Tracy Skripka, and Kelley Hall.