Take a stand with students on Better World Day: May 3rd, 2019

Silverberg Leadership Award

The Silverberg Leadership Award is presented annually to a school leader who has successfully impacted student achievement outcomes through a deep implementation of EL Education practices, inspiring teachers, administrative staff, and students to embrace EL Education culture and to lead students to a superior education, enhanced character development, and sense of civic responsibility.

The 2019 deadline to nominate a leader is Wednesday, May 29.

The nominated leader should:

  • Unite staff, students, and the broader community around an inspirational vision of student success rooted in EL Education’s three dimensions of student achievement;
  • Engage their school community in continuous improvement to fulfill the vision;
  • Cultivate a professional culture among adults that parallels the empowering culture they foster for students;
  • Build the leadership capacity of others and empower them to lead improvement across the school;
  • Respect teachers and other staff members as creative agents and support them as professionals continually seeking to improve their craft; and
  • Ensure high-quality instruction through adequate allocation of resources and supporting structures so that all students excel.

Award

A cash prize of $5,000, which will be presented at the EL Education 2019 National Conference on October 17-19 in Atlanta, GA.

Who is eligible?

All leaders whose schools are in active partnership with EL Education, whether a network school or literacy curriculum partnership are eligible. 

How do I nominate a leader?

Using the form below, please submit the following: 

  • Nomination letter explaining how your nominee exemplifies the award criteria. Strong nomination letters include specific evidence for each criteria. Letters should be 1-2 pages and signed by at least 2 teachers.
  • Supporting artifact that further illustrates the nominee's qualifications, such as: parent/student testimonials; school climate surveys; curriculum; an article from local media etc. 

Self-nominations are not permitted.

Questions? Please email awards@eleducation.org.

Nominate a leader

To nominate a leader for the Silverberg Leadership Award, please complete the form fields and upload the 1) nomination letter and 2) supporting artifact.

If you have any difficulties, please email the materials to awards@eleducation.org

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About the Award

The Silverberg Leadership Award is made possible by Irwin Silverberg, Treasurer of the EL Education Board of Directors. 

Past Recipients

2018: Laina Cox, Middle School Principal, Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.

2018: Laina Cox, Middle School Principal, Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.

2017: Michelle Navarre, Polaris Charter Academy, Chicago, IL

2017: Michelle Navarre, Polaris Charter Academy, Chicago, IL

2016: Derek Pierce, Casco Bay High School, Portland, ME

2016: Derek Pierce, Casco Bay High School, Portland, ME

2015: Lisa Wing, Genesee Community Charter School, Rochester, NY

2015: Lisa Wing, Genesee Community Charter School, Rochester, NY

2014: Thabiti Brown, Codman Academy Charter Public School, Dorchester, MA

2014: Thabiti Brown, Codman Academy Charter Public School, Dorchester, MA