Saturday, October 26, 2013

Henry's Engineering and Design Academy receives Golden Bell

The Engineering and Design Academy at Patrick Henry High School has been named a Golden Bell Award winner by the California School Board Association.

The award, from the organization that represents elected school boards throughout the state, recognizes public school programs that are innovative and sustainable, make a demonstrated difference for students and focus on meeting the needs of all students.

"Congratulations to Kathy Schulze, Jack Lococo, and Roger Jaffe who are key academy teachers, Rick Lewis (for his work as the counselor), and the academy teachers (English, math, history, and science) who support the program," said Principal Elizabeth Gillingham. "Your work is being recognized and we are very proud to accept this honor!"

The Golden Bell Awards program, now in its 34th year, promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education throughout California. Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs. This awards program contributes to the maintenance of effective governance and the development and evaluation of curriculum, instruction and support services.

For more information, visit the program's website.