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NBRS Award Winners

Find this year's schools on our National Blue Ribbon Schools award winners list

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2009 Terrel H. Bell Award Recipients

The Terrel H. Bell Award, named for the former U.S. Secretary of Education, recognizes outstanding school leaders and the vital role they play in overcoming challenging circumstances. Principals nominated for this award are school leaders committed to fostering successful teaching and learning at their schools. They are principals who do whatever it takes to help their students meet high standards and are committed to the notion that in educating America’s children, failure is no option.
2009 Recipients:

  • Dr. Wesley Sever, Principal, John S. Wash Elementary School, Fresno, CA
  • Mr. Raymond Myrtle, Principal, Highland Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD
  • Mrs. Eleanor Matthews, Principal, Western High School, Baltimore, MD
  • Ms. Kimm O’Connor, Principal, Cedar Springs Elementary School, House Springs, MO
  • Dr. Donna Newman, Principal, Garner Middle School, San Antonio, TX
  • Mrs. Lenora Roundy, Principal, Enoch Elementary School Enoch, UT
  • Mrs. Sheila Holas, Principal, Oakwood Elementary School Norfolk, VA