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2017 Terrel H. Bell Awardees Honored for Outstanding School Leadership

The eight National Blue Ribbon School principals recognized this year for outstanding leadership were honored with the Terrel H. Bell Award on November 6, 2017, during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The VIDEO coverage of the award presentation is posted below.

2017 Terrel H. Bell Awardees

Photo of Ursula Annio
Ursula Annio, Principal, P.S. 748, The Brooklyn School for Global Scholars, Brooklyn, NY
Photo of Jo-Ellen Connolly
Jo-Ellen Connolly, Principal, Colliers Primary School, Colliers, WV
Photo of Paul Covey
Paul Covey, Principal, Valle Verde Early College High School, El Paso, TX
Photo of Michael J. Fiorello
Michael J. Fiorello, Principal, Berkeley Avenue Elementary School, Westwood, NJ


Photo of Kristen Hughes
Kristen Hughes, Principal, White Street Elementary School, Springfield, MA
Photo of Sophie Lee
Sophie Lee, Principal, Sunset Elementary School, San Francisco, CA
Photo of Robert McBride
Robert McBride, Principal, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL
Photo of Glenda McFadden
Glenda McFadden, Principal, Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School, Nashua, NH

Access the 2017 Terrel H. Bell Award Presentations transcript here.