Cypress, TX News – RRR Leadership Conference Draws 1,350 Texas School Administrators

Cypress, TX News (June 19, 2014) - Approximately 1,350 administrators from 81 Texas school districts participated in the sixth annual CFISD Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships (RRR) Leadership Conference June 11 – 13 at the Berry Center.

The conference offered 99 different sessions on relationship building, working with students from poverty, best practices, instructional technology, and school safety.

Opening speaker John Quiñones from ABC 20/20 and the What Would You Do? TV show shared his story of growing up in poverty and his road to being a successful journalist. Other keynote speakers included national and international experts in education and authors such as Dr. Samuel Betances, Rachel Simmons, Dr. Erick Cupp, Sonny Magaña, and Dr. Bill Daggett.

RRR Leadership Conference keynote speaker John Quiñones addresses the crowd at the sixth annual event at the Berry Center on June 11. Quiñones, an ABC News correspondent, shared a story of growing up in poverty and his road to being a successful journalist.

RRR Leadership Conference keynote speaker John Quiñones addresses the crowd at the sixth annual event at the Berry Center on June 11. Quiñones, an ABC News correspondent, shared a story of growing up in poverty and his road to being a successful journalist.

“The RRR Leadership Conference provides all district leaders with an opportunity to hear and learn from national and international experts in the field of education without having to leave the district,” said Dr. Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction and accountability. “Because they are all at the same conference and learning from the same experts, our leaders are able to plan together and share ideas of how they will implement the best practices they learned at their respective campuses. We are able to provide this conference at no expense to the district by offering registrations to other districts and with the support of our ‘Best Practices’ partners.”

Additionally, more than 1,000 teachers from CFISD and outside districts attended the RRR Teacher Conference on June 10.

CFISD Board of Trustees members Tom Jackson and Dr. John Ogletree Jr. meet RRR Leadership Conerence keynote speaker Dr. Robert J. Marzano of the Marzano Research Laboratory following his general session address on June 12.

CFISD Board of Trustees members Tom Jackson and Dr. John Ogletree Jr. meet RRR Leadership Conerence keynote speaker Dr. Robert J. Marzano of the Marzano Research Laboratory following his general session address on June 12.

According to Dr. Macias, the following “Best Practices” sponsors helped make the event a success:

  • the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation;
  • Achieve3000;
  • Adobe;
  • Edgenuity;
  • ExploreLearning;
  • iStation;
  • Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music;
  • McGraw Hill;
  • Pearson Learning;
  • Region 4;
  • Scholastic; and
  • The Waymire Group.