Administrators from the University of Houston Victoria and the Katy Independent School District met September 29 at UHV Katy to discuss how teachers at the two schools can encourage more interest in higher education in the area.
The meeting was attended by 15 Katy ISD officials including associate supervisors, directors, coordinators and other district leaders, as well as seven UHV leaders including deans, associate dean, associate dean, and three faculty members.
Officials from the UHV College of Education and Health Professions and the UHV College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences have shared information about programs that current Katy ISD teachers can pursue in order to advance their knowledge and earn new certifications.
The aim of the meeting was to find solutions to the teacher shortage nationwide and its impact on schools in Katy. In particular, Katy ISD expressed interest in partnering in areas that would support school counselors, licensed professionals in school psychology, educational diagnostics, and teachers.