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Archive for June, 2010
I had the honor last Thursday to attend the Harry Burke awards ceremony, sponsored by the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), which recognizes our talented and dedicated special education teachers. This year’s winners for Outstanding Achievement in Special Education are Dawn Lucas, from George Mason, at the primary level, and Francis C. Hammond’s Melvin Stallings at the secondary level. Both are outstanding educators and excellent role models for their students and fellow teachers. (more…)
At the May 20 School Board meeting, four former School Board chairmen (Ferdinand Day, Mark Eaton, Melvin Miller and Connie Ring) spoke eloquently about how the future of Alexandria’s children depends not just on the schools, but on the support they receive through the City and in the community. These leaders represent a larger group of former School Board chairs who are developing a campaign to encourage civic action on behalf of our City’s youth. It was so humbling to hear these men, who have already given so much to our schools and to this City, asking the community to pull together and transform the way we prepare our children to be happy, healthy and engaged citizens. It does, in fact, take a village. (more…)