Knowledge is Power.
Art Ponce has some advice for fellow administrators: take
the time to understand Puente and how it works so you can use it to improve
your school’s academic performance.
“Anytime someone doesn’t
have all the facts about the program, it’s less likely for it to be
successful,” says Ponce, Director of Federal and State Categorical
Programs for the Whittier School District. “We need to fully understand
the program to support and make it work at our schools.”
Ponce should know: For the past seven years, he has brought together Whittier
principals, faculty and administrators to install Puente in nearly half
of the district schools, serving nearly 300 students.
Art Ponce, Director of
Federal and State
for the Whittier