Two Area Principals Honored With Distinguished Principal Awards | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Two Area Principals Honored With Distinguished Principal Awards

Play associated audio

The National Association of Elementary School Principals has honored some area leaders for their "extraordinary leadership and commitment to their students."

When Cheryl Warley took over as principal of J.O. Wilson Elementary School in D.C., she realized early on that to educate the children, she would first have to educate their parents. Warley held one on one meetings, created a parent center and encouraged them to use school computers to search for jobs. "You see them in the schools more, the behavior problems stop, they volunteer-we have a lot of parent volunteers," says Warley. The school has reached it's academic goals for four consecutive years.

Brian Hull heads the Colin L. Powell Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia. After his daughter was diagnosed with cancer, he created a district policy to support children transitioning back to school after long absences. "Many of these children still have catheters and we have to be very very cautious of their time during recess," said Hull. "Many times these children come to school with tremendous fatigue. So what we try to do is have an extra set of books at home so the children don't need to carry them in their backpack."

Sixty-three principals from across the country will recieve the Distinguished Principal Award this evening.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

NPR

Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.
NPR

Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.
NPR

More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.
NPR

Seeking Frugal Tech Solutions For Nairobi's Jammed Traffic

Traffic in major cities in the developing world can be a mind-numbing mess. A team at IBM in Kenya's capitol thinks it's found an answer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.