Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning
Georgetown ISD is evolving their approach to education to emphasize flexibility and choice in the learning environment. A key part of this culture shift is professional development and training for teachers that aligns with a more modern classroom.
The district’s new administration and training facility mirrors environments found within GISD’s campuses. The facility includes conference rooms, planning rooms, a design lab, a maker space and a board room. Notably, these spaces feature movable walls, writable surfaces, adaptable furniture and collaboration areas. The facility is designed for teachers to explore learning and test curriculum before it’s implemented.
An elementary school, located in a historic building, is being renovated to create this facility. The building was built in 1923 and served as GISD’s high school, a junior high and eventually Williams Elementary School. The exterior received minor renovations to signage, and the interior is designed with modern and industrial finishes. It is named after Huckabee’s own, Jerry Hammerlun. Jerry’s support for public education, around Texas and in his hometown of Georgetown, left a lasting impact upon Georgetown ISD.