Grace Nathman earns top Principal Award


Grace Nathman named Regional Principal of the Year by Magnet Schools of America




New Haven, CT (March 23, 2017) -- Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools have named Grace Nathman the Regional Principal of the Year.

Magnet Schools of America's Magnet Principal of-the-Year (POY) Award annually recognizes an outstanding school leader who has succeeded in providing innovative programs that promote equity, diversity, and academic excellence for students in magnet schools. This principal is acknowledged by their peers for exemplary contributions made to their profession.
Region 1 includes CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT

Grace has been the principal of Quinnipiac Real World Math STEM Magnet School since 2012. Under her leadership the school was converted into a STEM magnet focused on real world math applications.  Quinnipiac was most recently recognized for their growth in the State Accountability Indices including the substantial decrease in chronic absenteeism as well as increases in Smarter Balance Assessment reading and math scores. 
Grace Nathman will be recognized and receive her Principal of the Year Award during a ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 35th National Conference hosted by Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles, California April 27-29, 2017.
Principals of the Year are selected from Magnet Schools of America’s eight regions through a competitive application process. To be chosen, candidates must first be nominated, then they are required to submit a narrative application that describes evidence of leadership in promoting equity and diversity among students and staff within the magnet school; evidence of leadership toward equitable academic success for all students; evidence of leadership in supporting the implementation and sustaining of an innovative magnet program; and evidence of leadership within the district and the magnet community.  Additionally, they must also submit three recommendation letters, including one from a parent, one from a community partner, and one from a co-worker.



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