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George Hersey George Hersey Robertson School (GHR), (Coventry, CT). GHR prides itself on high student achievement and on fostering student growth emotionally, physically, socially, and culturally. To support this work, Coventry Public Schools recently adopted a district-wide Portrait of a Graduate (POG) statement: “Our graduates are empowered learners who have the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind… Continue Reading Developing Portrait of a Graduate Competencies

2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020 NBRS Award Ceremony Presentation of Awards The 2020 Annual National Blue Ribbon Schools Virtual Awards Ceremony was simulcast on November 12th and 13th to well over 1,600 educators, leaders, and school community members to recognize 367 public and private schools receiving the award. Aba Kumi, Director of the NBRS program, presided over the awards… Continue Reading 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Home page Announcement 2020 2020 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS ANNOUNCEMENT The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now… Continue Reading Home page Announcement 2020

Christina Small HI Bell Described as a dedicated, compassionate, and hardworking educator, Christina Small believes an effective leader is a model for teachers, staff, and students. After nearly 50 years as an educator, she believes her ability to be an enthusiastic, continuous learner and to listen with care and empathy are the keys to impacting all groups in a… Continue Reading Christina Small, King Liholiho Elementary School, Honolulu, HI

Michelle Fox WA Bell A personal mission of Dr. Michelle M. Fox is to create a trusting and caring school culture where everyone feels welcomed, supported, and challenged to give their best each day. She believes that when students and staff members feel not only welcomed, but wanted; not only valued, but honored; not only trusted, but empowered, they… Continue Reading Michelle M. Fox, Ridgecrest Elementary School, East Puyallup, WA

Corrine Morris Saenz TX BEll Over the course of Ms. Corrine Morrís Saenz’s 18 years in education, she has held several roles including bilingual teacher, school counselor, and administrator. She developed a reputation for being positive, collaborative, tough, caring, and established a proven record of high achievements for all students, regardless of background or circumstance. When she became principal of… Continue Reading Corrine Morris Saenz, Reilly Elementary School, Austin, TX

John's Wright TN Bell When Mr. John Ross Wright, Jr. was a classroom teacher, he wanted not only to provide students with tools and resources, but to fully develop and nurture all aspects of a child’s development. He often asked himself, “what would I want for my own children?” He always had a desire to do more and to… Continue Reading John Ross Wright Jr., West Side Elementary School, Elizabethton, TN

Maryann Hayslip KY Bell Principal Maryann Hayslip believes responsible, caring educators do their best work by meeting students where they are and helping them see their unique abilities to move forward. Her vision for education acknowledges both the struggles and the past successes of each student while keeping a positive approach for future growth. This unified positive approach promotes… Continue Reading Maryann Hayslip, Saint Aloysius School, Pewee Valley, KY

Michael Robinson GA Bell Dr. Michael H. Robinson’s 28-year career as an instructional leader has been defined by his desire to promote equity and build a sense of unity among stakeholders. He has served many communities including public and private schools in several roles, including Special Education teacher, Head Basketball Coach, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Executive Director of School… Continue Reading Michael Robinson, Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts, Jonesboro, GA

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