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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.

Nominations are now closed. The 2021 Silverberg Leadership Award will be presented during the EL Education 2021 Virtual Summit on October 28-29. Please contact awards@eleducation.org with questions.

When you choose to consistently straighten and weaken your inherently natural and resilient leadership capabilities, you'll get the same results you've always gotten.Watch Dr. Diamond Ford, Founding Principal, Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy, accept the 2020 Silverberg Leadership Award

About the Award

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

Past Recipients

2020: Dr. Diamond Ford, Hollis Innovation Academy, Atlanta, GA

2020: Dr. Diamond Ford, Hollis Innovation Academy, Atlanta, GA

2019: Bill Haithcock, Harborside Academy, Kenosha, WI

2019: Bill Haithcock, Harborside Academy, Kenosha, WI

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