Ten Baltimore-area educators were recognized May 20 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore at the 2019 Heart of the School Awards, which annually convenes educators, school and city leaders and community members to honor the dedication and exemplary leadership of principals in Baltimore City Public Schools.
Heart of the School winners included Francesca Gamber, Bard High School Early College; Danielle Tillman-Cromartie, Harford Heights Elementary; Patricia Burrell, North Bend Elementary Middle School; Charles Kramer, Patterson Park Public Charter School; and Zulema Sockwell Moore, William S. Baer School.
Honorees included Cathy Miles, Abbottston Elementary School; Diya Hafiz-Slayton, Brehms Lane Public Charter School; Corey Basmajian, Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School; Jael Samuel, Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School; and Mark Gaither, Wolfe Street Academy.
Winners and honorees were selected from more than 500 community nominations for 87 principals based on their success creating school communities where students are inspired to learn and grow, teachers are valued, supported and recognized, parents feel welcome and included and student achievement is improving. Each of the five winners will receive $2,500 and honorees will receive $1,000 to support school needs.
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