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File #: 190322    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/25/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Recognizing and Honoring the recipients of the 2019 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Principal Award on their excellence in leadership and dedication to educating the children of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Henon, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. PHILSignatureReport-19032200
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Recognizing and Honoring the recipients of the 2019 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Principal Award on their excellence in leadership and dedication to educating the children of Philadelphia.
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WHEREAS, The Lindback Foundation Distinguished Principal Award is given annually to Philadelphia School District school leaders "who have made significant leadership and humanitarian contributions" to their school communities. The recipients receive a $20,000 prize for their school, and ceremony in their honor. This year, the recipients are: April Brown from Laura W. Waring Elementary, Shakae Dupree-Campbell from Middle Years Alternative, Nimet Eren from Kensington Health Sciences Academy, Rebecca Julien from Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary, Todd Kimmel from Horatio B. Hackett Elementary, Kiana Thompson from Academy at Palumbo, and John Spencer from John F. McCloskey Elementary; and

WHEREAS, April Brown has been the Principal of Waring Elementary School since April 2016. Brown has sought to build relationships in the community, and is dedicated to removing barriers to her students' learning. She has strengthened the school's relationship with Community College of Philadelphia, she also attends community meetings in the Spring Garden Neighborhood, in addition to visiting homeless shelters where some of her students live; and

WHEREAS, Shakae Dupree-Campbell has been the Principal of Middle Years Alternative (MYA) since 2014. A graduate of Central High School, Dupree-Campbell is dedicated to exposing her students to college and careers. Since her tenure as Principal at MYA, the School has seen their School Progress Report score jump from 32 to 71; and

WHEREAS, Nimet Eren has been the Principal of Kensington Health Sciences Academy since 2017. She came to Philadelphia from Harvard University through Teach for America (TFA). After her time with TFA was complete, Eren decided to stay in Philadelphia. She taught at Onley High School for eight years where she spon...

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