Ryan Elementary Principal Darlene Brister Wins Prestigious National Terrel H. Bell Award
- November 16, 2010
On Tuesday, November 16, Ryan Elementary School Principal, Darlene Brister, received the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership at the 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C. Principals nominated for the Terrell Bell Award are school leaders committed to fostering successful teaching and learning at their schools.
Principals who receive this award must be nominated by a faculty member who writes an essay describing what qualities the person exhibits as an outstanding academic leader. Melinda Jeffers Billings, a teacher at the school, wrote the nominating essay, which described how Brister's leadership and progressive approach to educating at-risk children has increased Ryan Elementary School’s school performance score.
This prestigious award was given to only 10 principals from schools receiving a Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. department of Education this year. About 302 principals were eligible for the 2010 award.
The Terrel H. Bell award is named after the late U.S. secretary of Education. Ryan Elementary School was one of only four schools in the state, and the only Baton Rouge area school, to receive the 2010 Blue Ribbon award.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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