Great things are happening in Brazosport ISD!
District extends partnership with Friends of Texas Public Schools founders to mobilize teachers and staff as ambassadors for themselves and schools
Optimism breeds success. It motivates, inspires, and unites. Children and teachers thrive in environments that are full of hope and encouragement.
“The conversation and debate about public education is ill-informed and mean-spirited and controlled by critics, reformers, and malcontents,” says Leslie Milder of Friends of Texas Public Schools (FOTPS). “It’s time educators take control of the conversation and let people know their children and their tax dollars are in good hands.”
Brazosport ISD along with Leslie Milder of FOTPS are determined to help educators with this task and created the Ambassador Training Academy with colleague and co-author Jane Braddock, Ed.D. “This Academy was designed to mobilize educators to step up as ambassadors for themselves, their students, schools, and profession. Our Ambassadors are official messengers and representatives, tasked with inspiring confidence and trust in our public schools.”
Milder and Braddock published a book on this subject, Hello My Name is Public School and I Have an Image Problem, which is available on Amazon or on their book website at www.HelloMyNameIsPublicSchool.com
The Ambassador Training Academy brings a representative group of campus and department staff together for two-hour sessions several times through the school year to, first, understand the forces undermining public trust in public education and second, learn how to restore the public’s faith and trust in their schools.
Each session begins with a celebration of the great things happening in the schools, explores one of the major issues negatively affecting public confidence, identifies strategies for restoring the public’s faith and trust in our schools, and closes with an assignment for each participant that challenges them to be an ambassador leader in their respective roles.
“We look forward to partnering with FOTPS again this year to help create ambassadors for the great works we are doing in BISD,” says BISD Superintendent Danny Massey
Friends of Texas Public Schools is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring public confidence in the public schools by promoting their many strengths and achievements. Texans have a right to know that, in spite of the many challenges they face, their public schools are achieving more today than ever in their history, and that the negative and disrespectful conversation about public education is counterproductive to progress. To learn more visit www.FOTPS.org