by Laura Alaniz, parent of a 5th grader at Travis E.S. and Principal at Harvard E.S.
My husband Armando and I are both experienced school administrators and we understand the many challenges of school leadership. We value families as partners in the school so naturally we want to continue to invest in our community schools.
We have chosen Hogg Middle School for our daughter, Samantha, because we believe in the concept of Learn Local. We believe every family should have the option to attend their neighborhood school.
One of the reasons I accepted the position of Principal at Harvard Elementary is due to the implementation of the IB curricula. I believe children learn best using a project-based learning approach that addresses different learning styles. At Hogg M.S., we both believe Ms. Sugarek communicates a clear vision that has developed it into a true IB World School and it will become one of the Top Tier middle schools in the country.
In addition to implementation of IB at Hogg M.S., there are numerous enrichment opportunities for our daughter. She has participated in sports, dance, music and art programs within the Heights community, and we know Hogg M.S. will further support her interests. Through school and her extracurricular activities, Samantha has made many friendships and we have come to know many lovely families. As we take this next step, we look forward to sharing our middle school experience with them.
For us, Hogg Middle School is our choice!