NEW HAVEN MAGNET SCHOOLS & STAFF - AMONG THE BEST IN COUNTRY

April 12, 2010
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:           Michelle Wade, (203) 946-8450  Cell – (203) 675-5132
Michelle.wade@new-haven.k12.ct.us
                      
NEW HAVEN MAGNET SCHOOLS AND STAFF ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY
 
NEW HAVEN –Magnet Schools of America recently awarded Peggy Moore, principal of Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School, with Region 1 Principal of the Year.  John C. Daniels School and King/Robinson International Baccalaureate Interdistrict Magnet School also each received a Magnet School of Distinction Award from Magnet Schools of America.
Moore has been the principal at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School for twelve years and was central to the development of the school’s exemplary arts magnet program.  In 2008, Magnet Schools of America recognized Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School (BRAMS) with the Magnet School of America Award for Excellence.  This year they have honored BRAMS principal Peggy Moore as the Region 1 Magnet School Principal of the Year.  Region 1 includes candidates from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  This prestigious award makes her a finalist for the National Magnet Principal of the Year Award.  This award will be announced at the national conference in Tampa, FL this May.  
“We are thrilled that Peggy is being recognized for all of her hard work and proud that she will be representing New Haven at the national magnet conference”, commented Dr. Reginald Mayo, Superintendent of New Haven Public Schools.  “She is an example of the type of principal we need in our district as we strive to become the best urban district in the country.”
Two magnet schools in New Haven, John C. Daniels School and King/Robinson International Baccalaureate Interdistrict Magnet School, were honored with the Magnet School of Distinction Award this year.  Magnet Schools of America recognizes the top magnet schools in the United States through the Magnet Schools of Merit Awards each year.  In order to be recognized, the magnet school must show a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent and community involvement. 
Robert Canelli, New Haven’s Magnet School Supervisor said, “We are very pleased to have two schools in our district recognized by Magnet Schools of America. Our Magnet program is something we work very hard to continue to grow and to recieve recognition like this is very gratifying to everyone in the district. Then to also have one of our Principals in the national competition for Magnet Principal of the Year is just so amazing.   I cannot tell you how excited and proud I am of Mrs. Moore and all of New Haven will be rooting for her”.
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