Schools Transforming Learning Award
Schools Transforming Learning Award
In 2010, the Principals’ Institute (PI) was established with an emphasis on operationalizing the work of the superintendents’ Visioning Institute and its product, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas (Visioning Document). PI is a year-long professional development series that works with principals to understand why transformation of public education is necessary, and
develop the knowledge and skills required to lead and build the capacity to sustain transformation over time. The future of Texas public schools depends on the quality of its leaders. Attending PI allows principals to experience one of the most noteworthy professional growth opportunities in their career and collaborate with the innovative PI network that now stretches nationwide.

In 2017, PI introduced Schools Transforming Learning, a designation 
program recognizing campuses led by PI principals that are making exceptional strides toward transforming learning for students.

Each year a new cohort group of approximately 60 principals joins the elite group of educational leaders from across Texas who have participated in PI. Since its beginning, nearly 350 have attended based on their superintendent’s nomination.

Elite campuses were named “2018 Schools Transforming Learning” by the Principals’ Institute (PI). O.C. Taylor Elementary is making exceptional strides on the journey to provide innovative learning opportunities for all students.
Nominations for the honor were open to campuses led by any of the nearly 350 PI participants or alumni who represent more than 72 Texas public school districts. PI is a statewide professional learning series designed to challenge thinking and help campus leaders develop and sustain transformative learning environments.