Our new home was designed by IBI Group Architects. It was a joy to work with Jenny Bright, IBI Project Manager, and her boss Danny Brewster, Director-Office Lead Houston, who brought design to CCISD. Jenny’s creative eye can be seen throughout the building. I first want to thank Paul Miller, director of facilities. I have truly appreciated his patience with me, his focused attention on our project and his ability to move mountains over the past two years. He has much on his plate, and we always felt as if we were his priority. I also want to thank Holly Hughes, assistant superintendent of elementary education, for her experience and understanding how principals and staffs need to be supported during this type of change; a better boss you could not have. I especially want to thank the two individuals that we worked with most closely. Kendall Weirich, Division 1 Construction job superintendent; he truly understands how to work with a school principal navigating all the needs of staff and students while working his team within and around all the little people. He can also tell a really good story. A personal thank you goes to Bruce Dahms, construction project manager for CCISD. From my point of view, he was the center pole, the one that all of us leaned on. He has an amazing work ethic, the ability to work with anyone and the patience of a saint. The Ed White project was a challenging job, a true jig saw puzzle. He was the right person to get us through the multitude of challenges. I have truly appreciated his friendship. Mostly, I want to thank our Ed White staff and students for the patience, fortitude and immense understanding they have shown this past year in facing the challenges of construction, COVID and otherwise. They are simply amazing teachers and students.
More info to come! So, get ready to strap in, we finally get to ride the fun ride again! I am looking forward to seeing all of you on campus very soon in our new home.
Principal, Ed White ESTEM Magnet