LMC learns about education in Montgomery County

By: Sarah Rhea, Leadership Montgomery County
| Published 11/09/2014

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – The Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2015 recently got a look into various aspects of education in the county at their Education Session on November 6. The session was sponsored by McKesson, the Greater Magnolia Chamber of Commerce and Vic’s Precision Automotive.

Session Director, Dr. Lisa Meeks, planned a full day for the class, complete with insightful panels of educators from throughout the county as well as tours of The Woodlands College Park High School, Sam Houston State University – The Woodlands Center and The Woodlands Emergency Training Center.

“The world-class education offered in the area plays a key role in why many people choose to live in Montgomery County, but to hear the ins and outs from our educational leaders in the area is a real treat,” said Meeks.

The day began at The Woodlands College Park High School with an informative superintendents panel featuring superintendents from all six school districts in Montgomery County, including Dr. Don Stockton, Conroe ISD; Dr. Todd Stephens, Magnolia ISD; Dr. Beau Rees, Montgomery ISD; Dr. Genese Bell, Splendora ISD; Kenn Franklin, New Caney ISD and Tim Harkrider, Willis ISD.

The superintendents panel was followed by a tour of The Woodlands College Park High School. The class then traveled by a bus sponsored by The Woodlands Christian Academy to Sam Houston State University – The Woodlands Center for a higher education panel focusing on higher education partnerships in Montgomery County. The panel included Dr. Kurt Czupryn, University Center; Wendell Williams, Lone Star College; and Dr. Janet Mullings, Sam Houston State University – The Woodlands Center.

After lunch and a tour, the class then traveled to The Woodlands Emergency Training Center for a private school panel that featured Erika Alman, Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy; Julie Ambler, The Woodlands Christian Academy; Dr. Linda Ellis, Center for Teaching and Learning; Becki Kinch, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School; and Michael Maher, The John Cooper School.

The class ended the day with a tour The Woodlands Emergency Training Center with The Woodlands Fire Department Deputy Chief of Training Rick Windham. Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to developing and enhancing current and future leaders of Montgomery County. The goal of the program is to educate and inform candidates about major community issues, while inspiring and motivating individuals to exercise their leadership skills to benefit the community.

LMC is a joint project of the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce and The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Magnolia Chamber of Commerce, the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber, the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber and the Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce are also participating Chambers in the LMC program. Participants are chosen by application process in June of each year.

For more information about Leadership Montgomery County, please visit LMCTX.org.

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