In March 2011, the first cohort of Humble ISD participants began their REEP journey.
Humble ISD - REEP Cohort 1
Laura Allen is the Director of Data Quality & Accountability in Humble Independent School District near Houston, Texas. She holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She also holds a Green Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma for Service.
She has over 15 years of education administration and training experience in large urban and suburban districts. She has extensive experience in program implementation including student information systems, human resources/payroll, biometric time keeping and other business systems. Allen’s expertise also includes adult education where she has created numerous train-the-trainers; computer based and blended learning models that emphasize problem based learning.
Among her accomplishments, she has implemented performance pay programs including the District Award for Teacher Excellence, Texas Educator Excellence and other grants totaling over $32 million. These programs targeted teachers and principals at hard to staff schools that successfully improved recruiting and retention rates at the most challenging schools in the district. Additionally, she earned a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification by leading a process improvement effort to targeting processing efficiency of supplemental pay systems. She has also participated in numerous other process improvement projects designed to improve district efficiency and effectiveness.Brian Johnson is currently finishing his eleventh year in the Humble ISD; and, his seventh year as a house principal at Kingwood High School. He holds a bachelor of business administration in management from Texas A&M University, and a master of education in administration and supervision from the University of Houston.Prior to joining KHS, he taught sixth and seventh grade math at Atascocita Middle School where me also mentored at risk students, supported new teachers and promoted alternative forms of assessment for struggling learners. In addition to his work with Humble ISD, Brian has also worked with Concordia University. During his time at Concordia, Brian supervised and coached aspiring administrators working towards a master of education degree.Brian works and lives in Humble with his wife, Keturah and their three young children, Charlie (5), Annemarie(4) and Audrey (2). When he is not at work, he enjoys camping with his family and coaching Charlie and Annemarie's soccer teams.For more information on Brian Johnson and his REEP experience, go to the REEP blog:http://reepblog.com/spotlight-on-brian-johnson/Macaire McDonough-Davies is the assistant principal at Oak Forest Elementary School in Humble ISD. She completed her undergraduate work at Kings' College where she studied psychology and criminal justice. Macaire holds a master's degree in Human Resource Management from The New York School for Social Research and a master's degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. As a campus administrator, Macaire promotes a child-centered approach to student management while ensuring a safe learning environment and high quality curriculum. She is a member of Humble ISD's Community Development Leadership program where she works to identify community stakeholders in an effort to match volunteers' talents and expertise with individual campus needs.Prior to joining Humble ISD, Macaire worked for a Wall Street investment bank where she managed the firm's recruitment and retention programs. She provided human resource guidance to senior management including a Nobel Prize laureate and many internationally known analysts and economists. In her highly visible position, she was a member of the Wall Street Executive Board at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a member of the Kings' College Business Advisory Council where she consulted on the vision and development of their Master of Business Administration Program.Macaire has won several grants from the Humble ISD Education Foundation and is the 2010-2011 recipient of the ATPE Grant for Teaching Excellence Award in Memory of Christa McAuliffe.Michael Nasra is an Associate Principal at Atascocita High School in Humble ISD. He holds a bachelor's degree from Southwestern University and a master's degree from the University of Houston. He has over nine years of experience in education, eight of those years at campuses that meet the eligibility criteria defined in the federal guidelines as a Title 1 school. He has led and coordinated many areas within the school setting, including the math, science and special education departments. He has coordinated various campus programs to improve academic behavior - Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS).Michael has been awarded various grants to improve school culture and climate as well as to improve instruction. In 2008, he was awarded $3000 from the United States Soccer Foundation and $9000 from Humble ISD Education Foundation to start a soccer club that would allow students to get involved with extracurricular activities. In 2009, he was awarded $27,596 from Humble ISD Education Foundation to initiate the PLATO project, a web-based program to enhance the learning opportunities for students in the core areas.A native Houstonian, Michael is the husband of Danielle and the proud father of two children, Ainslee and Lucas.Ginger Noyes is an Assistant Principal at Quest Early College High School in Humble ISD. She holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Her Principal's certification was earned through the University of Houston. Ginger was a science teacher for 25 years before taking on the role of Assistant Principal at Quest HS five years ago. She has taught a variety of science courses to multi-grade students in rural and urban communities. She works tirelessly to assist the under-served population of students at QECHS to accomplish their goals of attaining associate degrees before their high school graduation.Ginger leads Quest staff in collaborative design teams to create innovative systems for school operations. One well developed program is a two week summer Bridge Camp designed to prepare students for a smooth transition from middle school to early college high school. In addition, she is also establishing a non-profit organization to benefit children in Honduras while providing service learning opportunities for QECHS students. Ginger's hope is that students develop an awareness of poverty and methods to address the needs of children in poverty.Besides being a proud member of REEP, Ginger is currently involved in the Texas High School Project working toward the continued development of QECHS. Additionally, she will complete the Houston A+ New Visions in Leadership Program for Principals in May 2011.Matthew Roser is a bilingual Assistant Principal at Atascocita High School in Humble, TX. He received his bachelor's degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. He was selected for the Lamda Sigma Honor Society and was named to the all-conference soccer team for all four years. He also holds two Westminster soccer records; most career goals and most career points. Matthew received his master's degree in education from Sam Houston State University.Prior to becoming a high school administrator, Matthew worked as a Spanish teacher for five years. During this time, he conducted independent research on the relationship between formative and summative grades, developed a ninth grade transition program for incoming freshmen, sponsored two extracurricular clubs, spearheaded the freshman advisory team and volunteered as a hockey and soccer coach at the Y.M.C.A. As a teacher, the two areas on which Matthew focused much of his attention were providing descriptive feedback to students and integrating opportunities for moral development.Since becoming an administrator at a 5A high school, Matthew has worked to increase student and parent involvement in extracurricular activities. for the first time in school history, under Matthew's leadership, the foreign language department competed in the Farrington Competition and National Spanish Examination. Also, in his first year as the campus volunteer coordinator, Matthew reported 50% more volunteer hours than any other year in school history. As an administrator, Matthew's focus is on enhancing smaller learning communities and developing future leaders.