The Canutillo Independent School District’s Bill Childress Elementary School Principal Jonathan Flores will have the opportunity to advance and extend his capacity as a leader through two recent distinctions.
He was selected to be part of the 2022 Charles Butt Foundation Raising School Leaders cohort that will be attending the Leadership: An Evolving Vision Institute at Harvard University this coming summer and was recently named president-elect of theTexas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) Region 19 Board of Directors for the 2022-23 school year.
Flores was selected as one of 20 Texas school leaders to take part in the cohort bond for the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Principals’ Center for a week-long institute focused on professional development programs designed to empower and inspire school leaders. The purpose of the Charles Butt Foundation Leadership Program is to select and invest in the development of Texas school leaders who exhibit the potential to affect significant change at their campus, within their district, and across their region, and a commitment to participating in ongoing professional learning opportunities sponsored by the Charles Butt Foundation.
“I am excited because I believe in the value of constant growth and I think this is an opportunity for me to continue to grow as a leader to not only network with people from across the state of Texas but learn from the educators at Harvard and bring all that back to BCE and Canutillo to continue to grow and help our school get better,” Flores said.
Flores was also named president-elect of the TEPSA Region 19 Board of Directors for the 2022-23 school year. A TEPSA member for five years, Flores will meet locally with the board to raise awareness of public education and support students’ success initiatives across the region.
“It goes back to serving and giving back to our community,” Flores said. “Serving on the board you get to work with other area principals that are also advocating for public education as well as grow professionally and host many area events to come together and network for kids.”
TEPSA, whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas school leaders since 1917 and currently represents more than 5,900 school administrators who direct the activities of 3 million PreK-8 school children.