We are thrilled to announce the honorees of the 2017 Orleans Public Education Awards, celebrating the schools and individuals that are shaping our city's future. Click here to read about the award selection process, buy your tickets today, or read on for the final lineup:
ABSOLUTE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Elementary School
Given to elementary schools that have consistently demonstrated superior academic performance and an inclusive school culture that contributes to the effectiveness of its teachers and the success of its students.
Mission Statement: The mission of Alice Harte is to inspire an educational movement to develop the next generation of scholars and leaders.
ABSOLUTE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, High School
Given to high schools that have consistently demonstrated superior academic performance and an inclusive school culture that contributes to the effectiveness of its teachers and the success of its students.
Mission Statement: The mission of Edna Karr High School is to teach all students to be independent lifelong learners and achievers through the involvement of all stakeholders in a college preparatory environment.
Mission Statement: Warren Easton Charter High School provides rigorous and relevant instruction for students at all academic levels to ensure each has the opportunity to achieve maximum potential.
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD
Celebrates non-school-based organizations that approach student success from a holistic vantage point, providing support and resources to help children develop into healthy and capable citizens.
Mission Statement: T.R.E.E.’s mission is to educate children and adults about the life science processes that govern our planet, to inspire them to appreciate the natural world, and to motivate them to protect it.
SCHOOL & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Given in honor of creative, expansive and intentional approaches to developing community partnership, with consideration for how support organizations contribute to the fabric of our education landscape.
Mission Statement: The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
ENDURING IMPACT AWARD
Recognizes educators whose skill, practice and advocacy have had a resounding influence on their students and on the education landscape as a whole.
BARBARA CAMPBELL MACPHEE
Founding Principal, New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School
DISTINGUISHED PRODUCT AWARD
Honors a graduate of the New Orleans public school system who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, achievement, and civic contribution.
DR. PETRICE SAMS ABIODUN
Executive Director, Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy