Principal, Carthage High School,
Austin College Alumni, BA – 1989,
Austin Teacher Program, MAT -1990
ATP thoroughly prepared me for a successful educational career. ATP was very futuristic in its preparation of teaching candidates. For instance, we learned about different theories on the brain. We were taught to think analytically which in my opinion, is the best skill we learned because leaders are required to think analytically on a daily basis. That’s what leaders do. We also learned various teaching modalities and we were taught how to vary teaching modalities to accommodate all learners and learning styles. All of that was great, but what really separated the ATP program apart was the love and nurture of the ATP staff. Not only did we learn leadership skills in theory, we observed leadership skills in practice. When leadership theory and practices are combined that produces an effective leader. As a result ATP has produced many effective leaders across our state and nation.