The Answer

July 24, 2015

Teaching Excellence Welcomes New Teachers

By Natalie Lund

157 first year teachers began their YES careers with Teaching Excellence Induction from July 13-24. Teaching Excellence, a first year teacher development and certification program, provides rigorous and relevant training and individualized support for new teachers at YES Prep, KIPP Houston, and... READ MORE

July 24, 2015

YES Teachers Learn Relationship Skills with FuelEd

By Natalie Lund

Houston Public Media interviewed YES teachers who attended FuelEd's training workshop. At FuelEd, educators learn social and emotional skills, so that they can more effectively teach those skills to students. Click here to listen to the story. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

YES Welcomes New to Blue Teachers

By Natalie Lund

YES Prep Public Schools welcomed around 45 new teachers on July 22 for the New to Blue Summer Academy. New to Blue, a program developed for teachers who have previous experience teaching, provides an introduction to YES Prep's culture and commitment to feedback. New to Blue teachers attend sessions... READ MORE

July 21, 2015

YES Prep Teachers Receive TFA Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching

By Natalie Lund

Two YES Prep teachers received the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching at Teach for America's Educators Conference in Jacksonville, Fl. James Sheridan, of YES Prep Southeast, teaches AP English Literature and Film. Laureen Wimbley, of YES Prep Southwest, teaches 6th Grade Science. Click here to... READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Summer Opportunity Spotlight: How Do YES Students Spend Their Summers?

By Natalie Lund

Many YES Prep students spend their free months engaged in summer opportunities, which expose them to new fields of study, types of service, and cultures. Read our Summer Opportunity Spotlights below.   Andres Astorga, from YES Prep Brays Oaks, studied oceanography at Choate Rosemary Hall for two... READ MORE

July 17, 2015

Leadership Summit: Empowering YES Prep Leaders

By Natalie Lund

YES Prep Public Schools hosted its second annual Leadership Summit from July 7-10, 2015. The Leadership Summit aimed to provide role specific and technical skill development, re-energize teams, and ensure campus consistency and excellence for the benefit of all students. 199 leaders from all 15... READ MORE