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NBRS Liaisons

 
Eric Caldwell Alaska liaison Eric Caldwell describes how the state’s nomination process ensures representation across a unique low population, large, rural state. Eric Caldwell Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public and non-public schools. Contact your state liaison. Read More

Chris Kelly Virginia liaison Chris Kelly describes how he supports Virginia’s National Blue Ribbon award winners through a state-level plan and a social media framework to promote and share their success. Chris Kelly Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria Read More

Shuwan Chiu In this interview excerpt, Illinois liaison Shuwan Chiu explains the benefits of interviewing schools to strengthen the state nomination process and to help schools share their story. Shuwan Chiu Interview Excerpt For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both Read More

Photo of GA State Liaison Keisha Ford-Jenrette To be eligible for National Blue Ribbon School (NBRS) recognition, a public school must be identified and nominated by its state’s Chief State School Officer (CSSO). NBRS state liaisons connect state education agencies and the federal National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The liaisons develop state nomination criteria, identify eligible schools in their states, support nominated Read More

Annette Jones Annette Jones, the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at the National Catholic Education Association, describes her past experience as an NBRS principal of a non-public school and her current work supporting schools on the path to NBRS recognition. Annette Jones Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit Read More

Strouse Thumbnail Maryland liaison Darla Strouse reflects on the value of educator recognition programs and describes some special ways that Maryland celebrates National Blue Ribbon Schools.   Darla Strouse Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public Read More

Keisha Ford-Jenrette Georgia liaison Keisha Ford-Jenrette stresses the importance of recognizing schools that are making great improvements as well as high-achieving schools.   Keisha Ford-Jenrette Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public and non-public schools. Contact your Read More

Photo of Joe McTighe Joe McTighe, Executive Director of CAPE, describes CAPE’s role in nominating exemplary non-public schools for National Blue Ribbon School recognition and affirms the importance of honoring outstanding educators.   Joe McTighe Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and Read More

Photo of Sherry Panizo Ohio liaison Sherry Panizo discusses how her state brings evidence of National Blue Ribbon Schools to bear on discussions of raising achievement in low-performing schools.   Sherry Panizo Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both Read More

Photo of Lindsay Douglas Florida liaison Lindsay Douglas links her investment in the National Blue Ribbon Schools program to her own experience of graduating from a school that later won NBRS recognition.   Lindsay Douglas Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and Read More

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