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Elementary and Primary Education
Harris County Department of Education
News Release
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Information sessions set for Principal Certification Academy at HCDE on Aug. 11 or 17

Information sessions for the Principal Certification Academy at Harris County Department of Education are scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Aug. 17 at HCDE, 6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, Texas. 

The Academy is currently enrolling applicants for 2011-2012 into its residential program for aspiring administrators.  The information sessions include discussions about the program schedule and the application process.  Ample time is included for questions and answers.   

The Principal Certification Academy at HCDE is a state-approved, 10-month certification program that provides comprehensive, learning-centered leadership preparation for aspiring administrators to become effective school leaders.  Small academy classes are hallmark to the program which is delivered by instructors who are experts in their respective fields.   Classes convene once a month on weekends to not interfere with students’ current work schedules. 

For more information, e-mail director Lidia G. Zatopek at or call (713) 696-0775.

About HCDE: Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 26 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, and Head Start programs.  We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support.  Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. Visit us at

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