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County School Trustee, Position 6, Precinct 1

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    Prince E. Bryant II
    (Dem)

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    Danyahel "Danny" Norris
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

If elected, what do you hope to achieve during your term in office?

What do you see as the appropriate role of the County School Board in ensuring that residents in Harris County are receiving the best possible educational opportunities? Please address education at all levels from early childhood to adult.

In your opinion, what are the three most valuable services currently being provided by the County Board of Education?

Education/Degrees High School Diploma
Professional Experience Post Office Supervisor Manager
Community Involvement Back to school backpack giveaways, Thanksgiving feeding and turkey giveaways in the Fifth Ward, Lockwood communities. FEMA Distrubution Site Supervisor for Hurricane Katrina, Rita and Ike. Red Cross Meals on Wheels liaison for COGIC Church.
Campaign Email Princebryant2@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (832) 620-3609
Strengthen Special Needs and Early Education programs from beltway to beltway. Establish Teen pregnancy facilities with daycare facilities to assist teen mothers with continuing their education.
Oversight, Funding agency, and Programatic Expansion of all early education, special needs, after school program sites and services based on population clusters. Partnering with school districts to expand class counts and facilities. College prepatory offerings as well as vocational and trade with high emphasis in elite level tech manufacturing tooling. Direct intervention into High School dropout trends both social and economic causes with in -classroom educational programs.
1. The County Board Of Education has complete oversight over 4 schools: Two are special Education campuses for the intellectually challenged and two campuses for the emotionally damaged and or high behavioral risk children. These facilities provide an excellent resource for our children to perform with targeted and structured assistance to meet educational milestones.

2. The County Board Of Education is launching a fifth school. This school will focus on students with alcohol and chemical dependencies. Allowing an atmosphere conducive for recovery and learning for students of concern without disrupting the educational trajectory of sober students in the classroom.

3. The County Board Of Education Therapy Services provide 60% to 70% of all Therapy to the “ISD’s” including but not limited to both cognitive and emotional disabilities.
Education/Degrees Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston; Juris Doctor, Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University; Masters of Library Science, University of North Texas
Professional Experience Associate Director of Law Library at Thurgood Marshall School of Law (2015-Present); Instructor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law (2008-Present); Partner at Norris & Norris, Attorneys and Counselors of Law (2007-Present)
Community Involvement Past President of the Houston Lawyers Association; Member of the Houston Branch of the NAACP (Appointee of the Legal Redress Committee), Houston Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and ACLU; Parent Volunteer and Mentor
Campaign Phone (713) 203-0179
Twitter @norris4hcde
Helping the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) achieve more notoriety for the services that it provides to Harris County. HCDE provides a wide range of services that benefit the 25 school districts in Harris County, as well as the students enrolled in the programs sponsored by HCDE. Unfortunately, not many people are not aware of these programs, some of who could benefit from some of the services. As such, I want to ensure that the services of HCDE are both known, and taken advantage of by all 25 school districts in Harris County, as well as by those who could benefit from services offered by HCDE.
I see the role of the County School Board as one that provides tools to the 25 school districts in Harris County, to help them run effectively and efficiently, as well as giving students around the county direct access to the services that HCDE provides. In early education it means ensuring that children have access to the Head Start program. In the K-12, it means helping the 25 school districts in Harris County have access to a variety of programs (i.e. educator certification, school business support, etc.) that can both enhance their school districts, as well as programs that aid students in their schools (i.e. after school, school based therapy, etc.). On the adult level, it means ensuring the accessibility of GED programs, as well as programs that assist those who are learning English as a second language.
The three most valuable services currently being provided are Head Start, adult education, and school based therapy services. These programs are most important because they ensure critical early learning, opportunities for adults trying to better themselves, and current students that need extra attention to help them succeed while in school.