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Mrs. Riesenberger receives Terrel H. Bell Award

Posted on: October 11, 2018
Beth Riesenberger headshot

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Riesenberger as one of 10 recipients chosen for the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The 10 recipients were chosen from the 390 National Blue Ribbon winners. This special, personal award is presented by the U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration 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.

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.

"Congratulations, Beth and the entire JFD team," superintendent Jeff Brandt said. "Your strong commitment and dedication to your students is recognized at the local, state and national level. Great work, I'm extremely proud of your many accomplishments as a staff."