School Options Symposium at Rice University on November 15th

Are you or anyone you know in the process of selecting a new school?  

We invite you to attend a discussion about school options in Houston at Rice University on November 15, 2012.  The goal of this event is to improve awareness about the many and diverse school options available to parents including private, parochial, public, select public, charter, and Montessori schools.  This approximately two hour event will include presentations from the knowledgeable individuals listed below and a “parent lessons learned” panel discussion from a diverse group of mothers and fathers who have already toiled through this process.  We will answer questions at the end of the event during a structured Q&A and later during an informal reception.

Hosted at Rice University on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30pm, the symposium will cover the following agenda:

  • 6:30pm – Welcome and Overview (Melissa Marschall and Shelby Joe)
  • 6:35pm – Introduction to Private Middle and High Schools (Philip Cannon and Shelby Joe)
  • 6:55pm – Introduction to Public Magnet and Charter Schools (Melissa Marschall)
  • 7:15pm – Introduction to Montessori and Alternative Education (James Moudry)
  • 7:35pm – Parent Lessons Learned (Parent Panel)
  • 8:00pm – Questions from the Audience
  • 8:20pm – Reception and Informal Q&A
Great Lineup of Presenters
  • Philip Cannon – Principal of Presbyterian Middle School
  • Shelby Joe – President of General Academic
  • Melissa Marschall, PhD – Professor of Political Science at Rice University
  • Linda McSpadden McNeil, PhD – Professor of Education at Rice University
  • James Moudry, M.Ed, High School Director of the Post Oak School
No Cost to Attend but Please RSVP
This symposium is open to the public, so please feel free to tell anyone whom you think might be interested.  There is no cost attend, but we do ask that you RSVP so that we can ensure we have enough space and refreshments for everyone.You can RSVP and get more information online at:

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