Silverberg 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 leader should:

  • Catalyze positive leadership as a shared function in EL Education schools from teachers, parents, and students;
  • Inspire teachers and students to embrace the EL Education culture of quality and collegiality;
  • Create an atmosphere of engagement and high standards for both learning and character;
  • Set a “higher bar” for and recognize excellence among teachers and students; and
  • Encourage innovation while providing teachers the means to explore outstanding practices employed in the EL Education community.

Prize

Who is eligible?

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

Nomination

Nominations for the Silverberg Leadership Award will open in winter 2019. Please check back for updates! 

Questions?

For additional questions, please email awards@eleducation.org.

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

2018 Silverberg Award Winner

EL Education is proud to announce that Laina Cox, Middle School Principal of Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, DC has received the 2018 Silverberg Leadership Award.

Watch Laina's inspiring acceptance speech at the EL Education 2018 National Conference in Philadelphia here and learn more about her work on our blog.

Laina Cox, Middle School Principal of Capital City Public Charter School with Irwin Silverberg, EL Education Board member

“We must teach our students that there are those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wake up wondering what happened. As EL educators we know which of those people our students have to be.”

Laina Cox , Middle School Principal, Capital City Public Charter School

Silverberg Leadership Award Past Recipients

2014-2017

2017: Michelle Navarre, Polaris Charter Academy
2017: Michelle Navarre, Polaris Charter Academy
2016: Derek Pierce, Casco Bay High School
2016: Derek Pierce, Casco Bay High School
2015: Lisa Wing, Genesee Community Charter School
2015: Lisa Wing, Genesee Community Charter School
2014: Thabiti Brown, Codman Academy Charter Public School
2014: Thabiti Brown, Codman Academy Charter Public School

2017   Michelle Navarre, Polaris Charter Academy

2016  Derek Pierce, Casco Bay High School

2015   Lisa Wing, Genesee Community Charter School

2014   Thabiti Brown, Codman Academy Charter Public School