DC Public School teachers will stand in the spotlight Monday at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at the third annual Standing Ovation for DC Teachers. The award winners include one from Georgetown's very own Hardy Middle School.
According to the event notice:
"DC Public Education Fund brings together the DC community to celebrate and reward Highly Effective educators in DC Public Schools. The show features an awards presentation to eight Excellence Award winners."
Sarah Bax, an 8th grade mathematics teacher at Hardy Middle School, will be among the Excellence Award winners and was also the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Excellence in Leadership Award
David Pinder, Principal, McKinley Technology High School
Excellence in Teaching Awards
Sarah Bax, 8th Grade Mathematics, Hardy Middle School
Mayra Canizales, Instructional Coach, Columbia Height Education Campus
Hope Harrod, 5th Grade, Burroughs Education Campus
Valyncia O. Hawkins, 5th Grade, Beers Elementary School
Kristin Schrauth, Preschool, Francis-Stevens Education Campus
Brian Thompson, World History, Cardozo High School
Camille Townsend, 4th and 5th Grade, Ketcham Elementary School
This year's event features a performance by Roberta Flack, a "former teacher in DC and is a singer, songwriter and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R&B and folk music," according to the press notice.
Speakers and presenters include:
- DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray
- DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson
- Roberta Flack, singer songwriter and musician
- Jim Lehrer, journalist
- Andrea Mitchell, journalist
- David Rubenstein, philanthropist
- Lamman Rucker, actor
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
- Jim Vance, journalist
- Rubenstein Award winning highly effective DCPS teachers