About Relay Houston
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Maya Weatherton is the Dean of Relay Houston. Prior to the role of Dean, Maya was the Director of Teacher Residency for Relay Houston. In this role, Maya was responsible for teaching and coaching incoming teacher residents.
Before coming to Relay, Maya served as Principal of Foerster Elementary in the Houston Independent School District. There she dramatically turned around student performance, student and teacher attendance, and teacher morale. She did exemplary work for students in HISD for 16 years, including winning numerous awards for work as a teacher, regional curriculum specialist, assistant principal, and principal in at-risk schools.
Maya graduated from Paul Quinn College, earned her Masters in Educational Administration from Texas Southern University, and is part of the prestigious Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program. She is currently a doctoral student at North Central University, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Get to know Houston, Texas.
CITY POPULATION: 2.3 million
While in Houston, be sure to visit Space Center Houston, the tourism center for NASA’s astronaut training center, where you can see Mission Control, watch inspiring films, have lunch with astronauts, and get up close with rockets and other space vehicles.
Science lovers will also enjoy the Houston Zoo, Downtown Aquarium, Museum of Natural Science, and Texas Medical Center — the largest medical center in the world. Art enthusiasts will find plenty to do in the Museum District, an area with 19 museums, and can take in numerous opera, ballet, symphony, and theater performances throughout the city. And sports fans can cheer on the big three Texans, Astros, and Rockets, as well as the Houston Dynamo soccer team.
Houston is a sprawling city, and having a car is essential to get around. In the heat of the humid summers, you’ll appreciate the opportunity to stay in your car and drive through everything from ice cream shops to barbecue restaurants to convenience stores. METRO is also expanding its bus and rail options to make public transportation more accessible. Learn more.
Relay Graduate School trains pre-K teachers, but awareness of its approach remains limited, Education Dive
A Decade After It Promised to Reinvent Teacher Prep, Relay Is Producing a Much-Needed, More Diverse Teaching Corps, The 74 Million
Department of Education recognizes Houston Schools for academic excellence, Houston Chronicle
From the Archives: Education was always important in the County, Leaf-Chronicle
7447 Harwin Dr. Ste 249
Houston, TX 77036