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Brother Michael C. Webb (Fall 2010) Recognized In Teacher Spotlight For KIPP Houston Public Schools

Brother Michael Webb recently received accolades from students and peers in the form of a "Teacher Spotlight" and circulated to parents and other stakeholders of the innovative Houston-based education leader.

As stated by his KIPP Colleague Tanya Farirayi:

“Michael is an essential part of the 8th grade team’s success. He is very committed to his personal and professional growth and his passion for his course translates to his strong work ethic. Michael makes his class engaging and relevant by setting and upholding high expectations for all students while building strong, genuine relationships with each and every little legend. Students are learning and growing in his class and it is evident in the amount of pride students have in their social studies work. How else can you get 8th grade students to openly say that Social Studies is their favorite class?”

About KIPP Houston Public Schools:

Finishing its second decade, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an excellent education. KIPP was founded in Houston in 1994 and has grown to 209 public schools in 20 states and DC educating nearly 90,000 children. Houston is KIPP’s largest region and educates 14,500 students in 28 schools and serves an additional 2,300 alumni in college and beyond. While only 10 percent of students from low-income communities in Harris County graduate from college, nearly 50 percent of KIPPsters, tracked from the 8th grade, graduate college.

As we teach our students, there are no shortcuts on the path to college graduation. Students achieve their dreams by following two important rules: Work hard. Be nice. KIPPsters work hard by spending more time on task than many of their peers. They are in class from 7:25 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (and 3:00 p.m. on Fridays) and have extra learning opportunities during weekends and summers. Nevertheless, at KIPP we believe it is just as important to be nice as it is to work hard. KIPP schools develop character traits that empower students to become ethical leaders, productive citizens, and loyal friends.

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