Friday, February 11, 2011

Mr. Terry Houston, Principal, Roosevelt High School, has been recognized, as one of “TheGrio’s 100: History Makers In The Making.”

ST. LOUIS, MO, February 1, 2011– In honor of Black History Month, Mr. Terry Houston, Principal, Roosevelt High School, has been recognized, as one of “TheGrio’s 100: History Makers In The Making.” 

Nominated by a team of experts, affiliates, and contributors from across the country, as well as members of and NBC News editorial teams, “TheGrio’s 100” shines a spotlight on the next generation of African-American history makers and industry leaders from 10 fields, including business, education, sports, science and the environment, media, service and activism, politics, health, pop culture and the arts.  

Mr. Terry J. Houston, an educator for more than 20 years, has served as principal at Roosevelt High School since 2006. Under his leadership, gains have been made in attendance, graduation, AYP Mathematics targets, and AYP Communication Arts Targets. 

“The ‘Rough Riders’ of Roosevelt High School are learning daily how to become lifelong learners, involved citizens, and future societal leaders because of the commitment and relationships developed between the staff, students families, the community and the surrounding businesses. ‘Success and Victory’ is at work at Roosevelt High School,” said Mr. Houston.          

Other awards received by Mr. Houston include: Principal of the Year Award presented by the St. Louis Region Secondary Principals (2006), Principal of the Year Award from Teach for America (2007), the Salute to Excellence in Education Award from the St. Louis American Foundation (2008), a Golden Brick Award Recipient for Outstanding Service to Tower Grove East and DeSales Community (2008), a Pettus Foundation Award of Excellence (2008-2009), and a two-time recipient of the Missouri House of Representatives’ State Resolution. Currently, Mr. Houston is in the final stages of completing his Doctoral Degree in Education from Lindenwood University.

Other notable honorees for “TheGrio’s 100: History Makers In The Making”  include First Lady Michelle Obama, for her “Let’s Move” campaign; singer and education advocate Jill Scott, actress Viola Davis, Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones and NBA star Kevin Durant.
TheGrio’s 100 will be profiled on all platforms of NBC News including “NBC Nightly News,” “TODAY,” MSNBC, CNBC, and starting February 1, and will continue at and on MSNBC throughout the month.  To read TheGrio’s article please click here.

For more information please contact the Office of Public Information (314) 345-2367.

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