2015-2016 Blackboard Awards For Schools & Principals

BBA_HONOREESOn Wednesday, December 2, the 2015-2016 Blackboard Awards For Schools and Principals, presented by New York Family, honored 15 of the city’s finest schools and principals in a special ceremony at the the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Nancy Redd, the host of HuffPost Live, was the co-host, along with Eric Messinger, the editor of New York Family. The event was sponsored in part by the Yorkville Youth Athletic Association.

The Blackboard Awards honor excellence in local education in all sectors (public, private, charter, and parochial), and all grade levels (nursery through high school). The annual schools and principals’ ceremony is in the fall, and the annual teachers’ ceremony in the spring. Parents are welcome and encouraged to nominate their beloved schools and educators, and we typically hear from several thousand local families in the course of the year. We also have a board of advisors, experts in local education, who make recommendations as well.

To see a video of this year’s Awards, scroll to the bottom of this post; to see a slideshow of photos from the Blackboard Awards ceremony and reception, click HERE!

And the 2015-2016 Blackboard Awards for Schools & Principals Honorees are:

Academy for Careers in Television and Film
Principal: Edgar Rodriguez

Bronx Charter School for Excellence
Principals: Aleisha Rodriguez (Elementary School) & Desiree Hunter (Middle School)

Community Roots Charter School
Principals: Allison Keil & Sara Stone

Friends Seminary
Principal: Robert “Bo” Lauder

Harvest Collegiate High School
Principal: Kate Burch

KIPP NYC College Prep High School
Principal: Natalie Byrne

La Scuola D’italia Guglielmo Marconi
Principal: Dr. Maria Palandra

Marymount School
Headmistress: Concepcion R. Alvar

Midtown West School
Principal: Ryan Bourke

Mott Hall II
Principal: Marlon Lowe

Pine Street School
Founder: Jennifer Jones
Director: Eileen Baker

PS 58—The Carroll School
Principal: Katherine Dello Stritto

PS 158
Principal: Dina Ercolano

Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center
Principal: Katherine Banucci-Smith

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Balfour Brickner Early Childhood Center
Director: Lori Schneider