On Monday, Nov. 18, the Blackboard Awards honored 20 NYC schools and principals of excellence at a ceremony at Scholastic’s SoHo headquarters. The Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Dennis Walcott, and the new Borough President of Manhattan, Gale Brewer, joined the celebration, which was sponsored by the United Federation Of Teachers, the City University of New York, Scholastic, Yorkville Youth Athletic Association, Stomping Ground Photo, and New York Family. The event’s emcee was Lisa Belkin, Huffington Post’s Senior Columnist, reporting and opining on life, work, and family.
Now in its 11th year, the Blackboard Awards honors excellence in all educational sectors (public, private, charter, and parochial) and grade levels (nursery to high school). In addition to the fall ceremony for schools and principals, there is a spring celebration for teachers and guidance counselors. The Awards have two primary goals: to honor the work of dedicated and wonderful educators and school communities, and to serve as an ongoing resource for parents.
Please Note: We welcome and encourage parent nominations all year long; and to nominate a school, principal, teacher, or guidance counselor visit the Blackboardawards.com. As the slideshow below will attest, we live in a city blessed with incredible educators and incredibly diverse educational options. Prepare to be inspired.
If you prefer to view the 2013 Blackboard Awards For Schools And Principals in long-form, click here.