The dropout rate decreased by 90 percent in Daniel P. King’s first five years at the helm of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo schools.
An immigrant herself, Valeria Silva led by example a nationwide push to teach English-learners in mainstream classes.
Under Superintendent Mary Ronan’s oversight, 16 schools climbed out of “academic emergency.”
Jonathan Brice rewrote the district’s code of conduct to give principals alternatives to out-of-school suspensions.
Obasohan is leading efforts to create a districtwide “early college” system in Duplin County and instill college ambitions in students as early as kindergarten.
Kyle Pace, an instructional technology specialist in Lee’s Summit, is teaching teachers how to take charge of their own professional development through social networking.
In Jefferson County, Colo., Superintendent Cynthia M. Stevenson and teachers’ union President Kerrie Dallmann showed that it’s not impossible for districts and unions to collaborate on tough decisions.
International-student programs work well in Australia, thought Superintendent Clark Hults, so why not in the Adirondacks?
Once a disgruntled parent, Brooks now leads the district’s efforts to engage Boston parents in their children’s learning.
This longtime special educator has been a pioneer in her state in improving services to students with autism spectrum disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
Superintendent Stockdale has figured out a way for all 1,875 students in his rural district to have either an iPad or a computer, and he’s making wireless access available in students’ homes and after school hours in the community.
More efficient bus routes and technological devices that allow administrators to keep track of buses and students are among Simmons’ achievements.
Ciccone brought new attention to school climate issues in her school system by piloting a survey that is now used statewide to take a pulse on how students feel about their schools.
During Jeffrey K. Platenberg’s tenure, his district built 13 new schools, renovated nine, and built five school additions—all while saving money.
By bolstering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction, Linda Hicks hopes to equip her students to find good jobs with the multinational food manufacturers and research facilities in and near “Cereal City.”
Produced with support from The Wallace Foundation, at www.wallacefoundation.org