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Unionville Elementary Principal, Lily Albright Earns Bell Award for Outstanding Leadership

Unionville Elementary Principal, Lily Albright has been selected as a 2019 recipient of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership.  This special, personal award will be presented to at the National Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony on Thursday, November 14 by the U.S. Department of Education, with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the Association of Middle-Level Education, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, in memory of former U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell. 

“This award recognizes outstanding school leaders and the vital role they play in guiding students and schools to excellence, frequently under challenging circumstances. The principals nominated for this award are committed to fostering successful teaching and learning at their schools and do “whatever it takes” to help their students meet high standards. They are dedicated to education as both a powerful and liberating force in people’s lives.”

Secretary Bell held education as his highest priority, trusting that all students would find it as their personal key to success – just as he had.

This award recognizes outstanding school leaders and the vital role they play in guiding students and schools to excellence, frequently under challenging circumstances.  The principals nominated for this award are committed to fostering successful teaching and learning at their schools and do “whatever it takes” to help their students meet high standards.  They are dedicated to education as both a powerful and liberating force in people’s lives.

Award recipients have transformed their schools.  Their vision and collaborative leadership styles have produced outstanding results for all students, regardless of race, language proficiency, or socioeconomic status.  They have shown that – with effective leadership and teaching and a firm conviction – all students can learn.

Her award will be presented to her at the National Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony in Washington D.C.