By Allana J. Barefield
DISD schools Edward Titche Elementary, Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy and Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Early College High School are all winners, each earning a blue ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education for performing at a high level and continuing to make progress in areas of achievement.
Damien Stovall, DISD’s executive director, said he is beyond proud of Titche Elementary, where in the past he served as principal and went through the school’s transformations.
But Lassiter ECHS is not new to earning a blue ribbon. Picking up a second ribbon, Lassiter’s Principal Michael St. Ama said he appreciates the students for their dedication when it comes to academics.
“This group of students is so motivated to work hard and be successful, I’ve never seen anything like it,” St. Ama said. “We push our teaching and our focus to ensure our students achieve on the highest level.”