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Daniel Crispino Three years ago, Mr. Daniel Crispino assumed a major leadership role in transforming John Barry Elementary from a designation of “failing” to receiving the National Blue Ribbon School recognition in 2019. Principal Crispino played a pivotal role in moving one of the lowest performing schools in the district to one of the highest performing schools. Read More

Alisa Bender Growing up in Hawaii, Alisa Bender always hoped to be a strong leader and to inspire leadership in others. After an early career in journalism, she switched to education, becoming a Special Education teacher, English Language Arts co-teacher, Vice Principal and eventually, Principal. Throughout Principal Bender’s administrative career, she cultivated a leadership style that is Read More

Lusher Charter School In New Orleans, Louisiana, Lusher Charter School serves students in grades K-12 by integrating the arts across all grade levels and disciplines. As the school’s CEO puts it, “Lusher is a school where a student can come and thrive regardless of the level of their talents. We’ll use the arts when we’re happy, when we’re Read More

2018 Pre Ceremony 2018 National Teacher of the Year to Deliver Ceremony Keynote Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning will deliver the NBRS keynote address at 3:30 on Wednesday, November 7th.   Ms. Manning will speak on Building Community: Compassion, Connection, and Commitment. Ms. Manning teaches English to newly arrived refugee and immigrant students in the Newcomer Center Read More

2018 NBRS Ceremony Collage The 2018 Annual National Blue Ribbon School Ceremony on November 7th and 8th in Washington, D.C. brought more than 900 educators together to recognize 349 public and private schools receiving the award. Aba Kumi, Director of the NBRS program, presided over the celebratory ceremony and presented the plaques and flags to schools. Congratulatory remarks were Read More

2018 Terrel H. Bell Awardees Honored for Outstanding School Leadership The 2018 Terrel H. Bell awardees for outstanding leadership have been named. They are joined this year by a special Lifetime Leadership awardee. The eleven National Blue Ribbon School principals will be recognized on November 7th during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony in Washington, DC. Read about each awardee below: 2018 Terrel H. Read More

Kathleen Hurstell Riedlinger Kathleen Hurstell Riedlinger has spent her professional career as a leading voice for urban arts education in New Orleans public schools. In 1981, when Kathy Riedlinger became principal of Lusher Elementary School, the K-6 school served 525 students in an uptown New Orleans neighborhood. The school’s test scores ranked 12th in the district, students from Read More

Demetrios Demopoulos The desire to build and sustain a culture of excellence and innovation drives Principal Demetrios Demopoulos’s leadership style, and his humble beginnings had a lasting impact on his views of education. Principal Demopoulos’s path began in a small town in Greece where the value of education was sparked by family and reinforced by influential teachers Read More

Aisha Thomas Principal Thomas’ belief in a collaborative approach and working with people toward a shared vision is at the heart of Zach Elementary School’s success. When Aisha Thomas took the principal position at Zach Elementary School in 2013, she was no stranger to the Poudre School District. Having served the district for eleven years as an Read More

Tracey Speaker-Gerstheimer Founded in 2008, the goal of Northwest Early College High School (NWECHS) is for students to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree from El Paso Community College (EPCC). The school, consisting of 28 portable classrooms, is located on the edge of EPCC northwest campus. In 2014, Tracy Speaker-Gerstheimer, became principal just two Read More

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