Longtime Educator Will Head Henderson-Hopkins School

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Tracy Foster has been principal of DC’s Randle Highlands Elementary School for the past 5 years; starting next year, she’ll be executive director of the Henderson-Hopkins School in East Baltimore.

Henderson-Hopkins is the community school that the New York Times has called “a grand educational experiment,” in how it attempts to be both an educational and economic hub for its East Baltimore neighborhood. Henderson-Hopkins, which is operated as a partnership between the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Morgan State University’s School of Education and Urban Studies, has been teaching kids since 2014.

Foster, who has a track record of decreasing truancy, increasing test scores, and implementing individualized learning plans, seems like a good match for the school. She grew up in Oakland and worked for the EPA before beginning her career in education. She also holds a master’s degree in administration from Trinity Washington University and an executive master’s degree in leadership from Georgetown University.

“Johns Hopkins is wholeheartedly committed to Henderson-Hopkins, and Tracy Foster is a visionary leader who shares our unshakable belief in our students,” said Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels. “She joins us at a time when this school is becoming more firmly rooted in the revitalization of our community.”

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