This afternoon, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift, King Principal Mary Cooper, former Principal Kathy Morhous and King teacher Lisa Teshima, 2nd grade, were very excited and pleased to accept the National Blue Ribbon School award in a ceremony hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
King Elementary is one of 337 schools nationally that have been recognized for their overall academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups as measured by their performance on state assessments. King School has demonstrated that all students can achieve at high levels. King is one of only 8 schools in Michigan selected for this honor.
“We are very honored that the great work at King, led by current Principal Mary Cooper and recently retired Principal Kathy Morhous, has been recognized with this prestigious national award,” said Dr. Swift. “This is the second time an Ann Arbor Public School has been honored with the national Blue Ribbon award and we are extremely proud of the staff, students, parents and all the community members who support King Elementary School.” Huron High School was honored in 1983-1984 school year.
In addition to receiving the award today, this event provides the opportunity for the representatives from King Elementary to learn from and network with other school teams from across the country who have also achieved this national distinction.
King’s Blue Ribbon profile profile is available at this link:
King Elementary students, staff, and families look forward to celebrating in a National Blue Ribbon awards ceremony at King Elementary on Friday, November 21st at 2:30 pm.
Congratulations to the King Elementary staff, students and families!