The Jewish Community Center will host a dedication for its new gym at 1 p.m. Aug. 26. with door prizes, giveaways and refreshments. The addition is part of the center’s expansion project. The JCC is at 7900 Northaven. Call Kerri Aikin at 214.239.7103 for more information.


Andrea Cockrell of Withers Elementary School

Andrea Cockrell of Withers Elementary School was selected for the Harvard University Leadership Institute by the Raise Your Hand Leadership Program, a group that promotes the development of school leaders. Cockrell will attend Harvard to focus on the art of leadership and a principal’s impact on students’ achievements. Other Preston Hollow principals who have been selected for the program in past years include Anita Hardwick of W.T. White High School, Jean McGill, who just retired from Nathan Adams Elementary, and Kyle Richardson, the former Marsh Middle School principal.

Susan Bourenane of George Bannerman Dealey Montessori and Rachel Burnett of W.T. White High School both received $10,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math awards from the Texas Instruments Foundation. The teachers receive $5,000 to be used for professional development and classroom technology and another $5,000 for personal use. Burnett joins fellow W.T. White teachers Heather Hinds (2007), Marry Rivers (2008), Jason Wallace (2009) and Scheryl Woodard (2011) in receiving this award.

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