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Education + Enrichment

Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning

You don’t appreciate it when you are young, but one of the best things about school is being surrounded by information and opportunity. As adults, we miss learning opportunities because we don’t know where to go or who to ask.
Learn Life Lessons: from class and community

Learn Life Lessons: from class and community

Community college was not an option for Sheena Prindle. “Growing up in the Philippines, the public education there was so substandard compared to the United States,” Prindle explained.
The value of music education

The value of music education

Music keeps students engaged, develops well-rounded individuals and encourages skills that are vital for success High achieving, well balanced, socially capable, coordinated, self confident, team player.
RELEASE THE GENIUS! Spirit of Math now open in Plano

RELEASE THE GENIUS! Spirit of Math now open in Plano

Spirit of Math Schools is an ELITE after-school system of schools designed specifically to meet the needs of high-performing students from grade 1 – 11… and they recently opened here in PLANO! For over 25 years, Spirit of Math Schools has been taking
Collin Small Business Development Center finds solutions

Collin Small Business Development Center finds solutions

Paulette Mason is a problem solver. The inventor and former mural artist proved that in 1994 when she found a fix for the cracked and dilapidated sidewalk in front of the Coca-Cola memorabilia shop she ran with her husband in Big Spring.
Rebecca Glass; talented musician, aspiring teacher

Rebecca Glass; talented musician, aspiring teacher

Postured eagerly at two adjacent grand pianos in a large living room, mother and daughter Donna and Rebecca Glass spent entire Saturdays practicing music as early as Becky’s toddler years.
How to make a successful, happy transition into kindergarten

How to make a successful, happy transition into kindergarten

On Monday, August 24, thousands of little boys and girls within the Plano Independent School District will be headed to kindergarten.
David Hare – Lighting it up

David Hare – Lighting it up

Like many high school students, David Hare created a rock band with his friends. But it wasn’t about the music. “I cared more about having a big show, than actually playing in the band,” Hare recalled.
A fond farewell to Jim Dunlap

A fond farewell to Jim Dunlap

My friend Jim Dunlap died in April. The former Plano Independent School District science teacher had many friends in Plano, many who loved him and many who learned from him.