ERIC DAVIDSON of UniHi, at WVRC on March 17th.
A teacher from UniHi
was there, - Ms BOTCO, along with two UniHi students, Eric
GORDON then introduced our Speaker, Eric Davidson, who is the Principal of UniHi.
Eric has degrees from Loyola Marymount University in Communication Arts, and a Masters in Education and Administration.
He taught for seven years, then worked as a School Board Program Coordinator for six years.
Following that he became a Program Specialist in English Learning.
In 2004 he was appointed as Assistant Principal at Westchester High, and in March of 2008 became the Principal at UniHi.
is working closely with the Westside YMCA in their forthcoming building project at the southern end of the UniHi campus.
Since then, he
has absorbed a Magnet School
, and overall achievement at UniHi
has gone up by 42 points.
Their graduation rate is up 11%.
began by pointing out that he
is Scotch-Irish, so he
likes St. Patrick's Day.
He noted that he had prior experience with Rotary when he was at Westchester, where is daughter was an Interact Member.
is impressed with both the faculty and the students he
found at UniHi.
believes schools are where you can celebrate the American Way of life, and he
welcomes that opportunity.
What they have done at UniHi
is to establish five separate small schools, which are directly related to a career path.
They are Engineering, Communication Arts, Environmental Sciences, Digital Media, and their new Magnet School
noted, whereas once finishing high school was a starting point, now, the expectation is to go to college for many students.
Thus the students must be prepared for attending college.
, we thank you for an excellent and educational presentation.