West U. Elementary Principal Honored For Excellent Leadership
City of Houston Mayor Bill White has issued a proclamation recognizing May 29, 2008 as John Threet Day.
Threet joined West U. Elementary School as Principal on Aug. 15, 1996. Under his direction, the school has evolved into one of the city’s premier institutions of elementary education. For the second consecutive year, West U. Elementary received the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll School Award, earned by fewer than five percent of the more than 8,000 public schools in Texas. This honor — coupled with the school’s top rating as an Exemplary School tied to the more rigorous testing standards of TAKS instated by the TEA four years ago — recognizes West U. Elementary as one of the best public schools in Texas. In addition, Texas Monthly, in its December 2007 issue, ranked West U. Elementary among the Best Public Schools in Texas and one of only two HISD elementary schools to earn a perfect score of 100.
“West U. Elementary’s continued progress has been a direct result of Principal Threet’s focus on educational excellence and commitment to the public school system,” said Vickie Colton, president of the school’s Parent Teacher Organization for the 2007/2008 academic year. “It is timely and fitting to recognize John Threet at the conclusion of a dozen dazzling academic years as West U. Elementary’s leader.”
To celebrate this important event, students held a ‘Party with the Principal’ on the playground following the noon dismissal for summer break.