2016 NBRS Ceremony News

The 2016 ceremony is less than two weeks away! As you pack your bags and plan your trip, prepare to network with your amazing colleagues. The ceremony is an opportunity to share ideas, highlight successes, and pose questions. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. will hold a Q&A session following his congratulatory remarks. What do you want to know?

Ceremony Breakout Sessions 

nbrs roundtable discussion

Ceremony attendees will have opportunities to network and discuss educational issues with peers. The following sessions will be offered Monday, November 7 (specific times to be determined):

Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
Session for Non-Public School Representatives
Ed World Cafés
Session on Leveraging Your Award

2016 NBRS Ceremony Speakers 

In addition to remarks by Education Secretary King, attendees will hear from five other outstanding speakers: Principal Dr. Sheila Harrity, diversity expert Eileen Kugler, 2014 Teacher of the Year Sean McComb, author Ellen Oh, and researcher Dr. Russell J. Quaglia. Specific times for each speaker will  be determined. Learn more about the speakers.

Agenda Overview

You may download the 2016 NBRS Ceremony Overview to get an overall sense of the two-day event. Specific times and locations will be noted on your official agenda when you register. Meanwhile, check out the Frequently Asked Questions, which include clarification about the two Marriott hotels.

2016 Bell and Lifetime Leadership Awards

Seven principals will be recognized for outstanding leadership with the Terrel H. Bell award. One principal, a 31-year veteran and three-time National Blue Ribbon School principal, will receive a Special Lifetime Leadership award. Learn more about the awardees.

Press Materials 

Becoming a National Blue Ribbon School is a big deal!. To let your local news media know all about it, copy and adapt this press release template. For celebration inspiration, download some celebration ideas from former National Blue Ribbon Schools.

2016 Schools Celebrate!

students with balloons

Blue balloons are only the beginning.

Find links to school videos. New videos will be added as they are received.