DR. LAURA HEBERT
BIRD PTSO’S SKYHAWK OF THE MONTH FOR MAY 2018
Dr. Laura Hebert is the PTSO Skyhawk of the Month for the month of May. Dr. Hebert joined the Skyhawk family as Principal in the summer of 2011 and immediately made an impact on the school, the students, the staff, and parents. She had worked with Chesterfield Public Schools since 1996, teaching at Manchester HS, was the Dean of Students there, and was the Assistant Principal at Monacan High School before coming to Bird High School.
Dr. Hebert has made an impact on Bird High School that will never be forgotten! One of her many passions was to ensure all students, not just the elite or at-risk, have the opportunity and attention needed to achieve at a high level. Along with this, she brought teachers, parents and the community together as partners to develop and execute a student-centered education program at Bird High School.
Some of Dr. Hebert’s initiatives and supported programs at Bird include working with community partners to fund Who Do You Stand For? and Work Week at the “U”; Restorative Justice as part of the overall Positive Behavior Intervention System resulting in a decrease of suspensions; implementing Bird Block, a dedicated time during the day designated to provide students time for academic remediation and enrichment; she worked to get grants for Students with Disabilities, Workforce Investments grants, STEM Academy grants, and others. Dr. Hebert facilitated a successful student activities/athletics program resulting in three consecutive State Football Championships and over 100 clubs and organizations to appeal to all students, all incorporating a service, mentorships and/or outreach component.
She encouraged and supported the growth of a nationally-ranked, world-class Robotics Program and created new Governor’s Academy curriculum pathways in Product Innovation and Marketing, allowing all students the opportunity to collaborate on Capstone projects with the Engineering Academy students. She also found funding and created the Innovation Lab by refurbishing the automotive shop into a state-of-the-art Maker Space.
Needless to say, Dr. Hebert has helped make LC Bird the great High School it is today, and she will be greatly missed! Her legacy will live on as her colleague and friend Mrs. Adrienne Blanton follows in her footsteps. We wish Dr. Hebert much happiness in her retirement from Chesterfield County Public Schools and great success in her future endeavors as she moves back to her home state of Ohio. Dr. Hebert, you will be gone but never forgotten!
As we all know, “Once a Skyhawk, Always a Skyhawk!” Congratulations and Good Luck Dr. Hebert!