The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
Alaska liaison Eric Caldwell describes how the state’s nomination process ensures representation across a unique low population, large, rural state.
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...
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
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 recogn...
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 -
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 -
Deer Park Environmental Science Magnet Elementary School (Newport News, VA) seeks to develop engaged students who bring their learning to life through caring for the environment. Immersing students in critical STEM explorations both on campus and off,
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. -
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 -
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
Michigan liaison Erika Bolig describes ramping up NBRS involvement after Michigan’s 10-year hiatus from the program. She highlights the program’s vital role in Michigan’s ambitious new education goals. -