HISD teachers must commit to Miles’ system or leave their campuses.
HISD teachers must commit to Miles’ system or leave their campuses
A top Houston ISD leader, Luz Martinez, has scolded teachers at Cage Elementary and Project Chrysalis Middle School for failing to fully implement the New Education System (NES). Martinez warned teachers that they must embrace the NES model in their classrooms or face reassignment to a non-NES campus. This comes after a recent leadership change at the schools and concerns raised by a teacher about the model. Principal Mary Lou Walter has reached out to teachers to determine their commitment to the new system.
Challenges in implementing the NES model
Despite recent leadership changes at Cage Elementary and Project Chrysalis Middle School, some teachers have expressed concerns about fully embracing and implementing the NES model. Superintendent Luz Martinez acknowledged that the former principal may not have adequately trained teachers on the new system. However, Martinez is determined to move forward with the NES model and plans to provide teachers with support, additional personnel, and resources to ensure its successful implementation.
Impact on teachers and schools
The strict requirement for teachers to commit to the NES model or face reassignment has caused fear and uncertainty among teachers. The threat of being moved to a different campus has raised concerns about job security and the ability to continue teaching at their current schools. Cage Elementary and Project Chrysalis Middle School have both received high ratings from the Texas Education Agency, but the implementation of the NES model may present challenges for the schools, particularly in the East End where the majority of students are Hispanic.