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Shavon Jackson AR Bell The word used most often to describe Principal Shavon Jackson’s leadership style is empowering. Under Principal Jackson’s leadership, the Crawford Elementary school community felt empowered to implement needed changes because she set them up for success and responded to their suggestions. She cultivated a shared vision and renewed energy for a school in need of Read More

Frank Brogan Congratulations Speech During the 2019 recognition ceremony, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Frank Brogan, congratulated the 362 NBRS award winners. The winners represented schools from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Schools in Alabama, Netherlands, and Italy. Mr. Brogan talked about school issues not happening in a vacuum. National Read More

Nate Tinbite   FEATURED STUDENT SPEAKER: Nate Tinbite Nathaniel Tinbite, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School (JFK), is the 42nd student member of the Montgomery County School Board of Education. Mr. Tinbite is a member of the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee and the Policy Management Committee. Nate shared his experiences as the President of the Read More

2019 Pre-Ceremony 2019 NBRS Ceremony Headliners at a Glance Thursday, November 14 – Friday, November 15 Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, MD Thursday                 Friday             Join Informal Networking Cafés by Topic Areas Thursday, November 14 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Read More

2019 Awards Ceremony WATCH DAY 2 AWARDEE CEREMONY HERE. The 2019 Annual National Blue Ribbon School Ceremony on November 14th and 15th in Washington, D.C. brought more than 1000 educators together to recognize 362 public and private schools receiving the award. Aba Kumi, Director of the NBRS program, presided over the celebratory luncheon and ceremony on Day 2 Read More

2019 Terrel H. Bell Awardees Honored for Outstanding School Leadership   The 2019 Terrel H. Bell awardees for outstanding leadership have been named. The ten National Blue Ribbon School principals were recognized on November 14th during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony in National Harbor, MD. Read about each awardee below:   2019 Terrel H. Bell Awardees               Read More

Lisa Ditillo Speroni Shaping a vision of success for all students is one of the focus of Lisa Speroni as a school leader. From the very beginning of assuming the principalship of P.S. 253, Principal Speroni had a vision for children to find a love of learning. She wanted children to become smart, independent, hardworking students, but realized Read More

Shane Staszcuk Mr. Shane Staszcuk began his education career in the early nineties. Throughout his career as a teacher and administrator, he worked in a variety of education settings. Over the years and across locations, the one constant he understood was that all parents want the best education possible for their children. When in 2005, he became Read More

Sandra Barrios In three years, under Sandra Barrios’ leadership, Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School has transformed from a low-performing campus to an “A” campus as designated by the Texas Education Agency. Located in the center of refugee and immigrant communities in Dallas, this Title I school is a mecca of diversity. Lowe students come from 50 countries Read More

Ray Helmuth Having high academic expectations and rigor can be vital elements to a school’s success, but Principal Ray Helmuth recognized that something was missing. He realized that without a positive philosophical approach to guide the way, students’ engagement in learning and teachers’ passion for teaching could get lost. Van Buren Elementary School was already considered a Read More