Celebrating One Another at Standing OvationArticles
This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on October 27, 2022.
Dear DCPS Families,
For over a decade, the DC Public Education Fund has recognized DC Public Schools educators, staff, and school communities who exemplify excellence in their work through the annual Standing Ovation Awards. This year’s awards were presented on Thursday, and we are proud of the individuals and schools who are leading the way for our district.
Please join me in congratulating all the 2022 Standing Ovation Honorees!
Award for Schools: Build bridges to our students and families
Bancroft Elementary School
Hyde-Addison Elementary School
Jefferson Middle School
Award for Teachers: Educate students for success in a changing world
Elleni Abebe, Social Studies Teacher, Roosevelt HS
Perrinh Savang, Teacher, Janney ES
Angela Isom, ELA Teacher, King ES
Tia Clemmons, PE Teacher, Jackson-Reed HS
Andrew Green, Music Teacher, Phelps ACE HS
Award for School Staff: Support students for success in a changing world
Kira Rowe, Counselor, Coolidge HS
Malcolm Rivers, Pathway Coordinator, Ballou STAY
Melissa Sweeny, Social Worker, Anacostia HS
Marlen Giles, Instructional Coach, Eliot-Hine MS
Rodney McDaniel, Custodial Foreman, Powell ES
Award for School Leaders: Lead the way for innovation in our schools
Alethea Bustillo, Principal, Bruce-Monroe ES
William Haith, Principal, Anacostia HS
Tyra Russell, Assistant Principal, Savoy ES (currently principal at Shepherd ES)
Anna Katt, Assistant Principal, Hendley ES
Charlette Butler-Strickland, Principal, Hart MS
Award for Central Office Employees: Elevate supports for schools
Baylen Brooks, Specialist, School Operations, Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Washburn, Director, DCPS Library Programs, Office of Teaching and Learning
Nathalie Navarrete, Manager, Educator Pipelines & Credentialing, Office of Leadership Development
Sonya Soloway, Manager, Design and Innovation, OSIS
Tamesha Freeman, Speech Language Pathologist, OTL/Division of Specialized Instruction
At DCPS, we are relentless about pursuing innovative ways to serve our students and their families. I am honored to have a dedicated team that ensures that every student is loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life.
Lewis D. Ferebee, Ed.D.
|Local and National Reports Note Student Progress 📈|
EmpowerK12 recently released a list of Bold Performance Schools, which are DC schools where at least 30% of students are designated at-risk but who are exceeding pre-pandemic expectations. Five DCPS schools were recognized as Bold schools and congratulations to: Burroughs, Burrville, Langdon, Garrison, and Payne elementary schools.
According to data released last week in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), DCPS students in grades 4 and 8 maintained achievement gains in reading and saw changes in both grades’ math scores consistent with nationwide learning trends due to COVID-19. This was the first time the “nation’s report card” was administered since the pandemic began, and it identifies trends around DCPS’ acceleration strategies and commitment to close the educational opportunity gap. Learn more by reading our press release.
|Electronic Calendar Now Available 💻|
|The DCPS district-wide calendar is now available to add to a calendar app on your phone, tablet, or computer. Click below for instructions on how to subscribe to the calendar and sync it to your device.|