Do you know an awesome Baltimore City Public Schools Principal? Nominate them for the Heart of the School Awards. It only takes a few minutes.
The Heart of the School Awards, managed by OSI grantee Fund for Educational Excellence in collaboration with Baltimore City Public Schools, is a community-wide celebration of the dedication, innovation, and leadership of the city’s 187 school principals. Nominations close on January 31.
At the awards event on May 21, 10 principals will be recognized as finalists and five will be chosen as winners to receive this highest honor and a $2,500 cash award to support needs at their school. Review previous winners here.
In previous years, Meshelle Foreman Shields, a 2010 OSI Community Fellow who created “GoalDIGGERS: The Sankofa Project” for young women of African descent in Baltimore to explore their identities and heritage through anthropological research and DNA testing, has co-emceed the event.
OSI-Baltimore has worked with the Fund for Educational Excellence to create four High Value High Schools – engaging, supportive and accelerated high school options in Baltimore City that would significantly increase graduation rates and post-secondary success, particularly for African-American male students.