Effective Leadership

Houstonians for Great Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all children in Houston have access to a high-quality public education. We believe that proper governance is a necessary part of a thriving public school system. We also believe that districts can and should measure their success based on student outcomes. Close examination of successful school districts has shown us that educators, parents, and students cannot meet and surpass district goals unless School Board members embody and consistently demonstrate the following characteristics:

In addition to being the criteria by which we evaluate current School Board trustees and assess the potential of School Board candidates, these characteristics also form the core values of our organization.