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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dianne Reynolds earns a top national award for principals

Posted by Comm. Dept. in General  |  Comments (23)

Dianne Reynolds, principal of Spencer-Westlawn Elementary School recently was named the winner of a highly prestigious award.The Terrel H. Bell Award, named for the former U.S. Secretary of Education, recognizes outstanding school leaders and the vital role they play in overcoming challenging circumstances. Principals nominated for this award are school leaders committed to fostering successful teaching and learning at their schools. They are principals who do whatever it takes to help their students meet high standards and are committed to the notion that in educating American’s children, failure is no option.

The late Secretary Terrel H. Bell held education as his highest priority, trusting that all students would find it their personal key to success as he had. Principals chosen as Bell award recipients have transformed their schools. They have set high standards and expectations for all, including themselves. They have shattered stereotypes that students in poverty or with limited English proficiency cannot achieve at high levels. Their vision and collaborative leadership styles have produced outstanding results for all their students regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. They have shown that with effective leadership and teaching and a conviction that all students can learn; schools are powerful, joyful places that generate energy in their communities.

The Blue Ribbon Schools special leadership award in his name honors Secretary Bell’s memory and celebrates school leaders across the country who realizes his vision of excellent education for every student.


Comments on "Dianne Reynolds earns a top national award for principals"

12/5/2012 10:09:24 AM CST

1. Nicole Eaton said...

Congratulations to You and Spencer. Yall Rockin!!!!!!

12/3/2012 8:15:41 PM CST

2. Andre McConico said...


12/3/2012 12:37:49 PM CST


A big Congratulations to you and the staff at Spener.

12/3/2012 11:29:07 AM CST



12/3/2012 9:59:10 AM CST

5. alexishall said...

12/3/2012 9:57:45 AM CST

6. alexishall said...

good job  ms.renalds im so happy for u  alexis hall mr jackson class

12/2/2012 2:34:02 PM CST

7. Jerome Woods said...

Great job Mrs. Reynolds. I wish you and your school continued success.

12/1/2012 1:31:41 PM CST

8. Angela Moore said...

Congratulations Ms. Reynolds and thank you for representing all us.  You have raised the bar to new heights.

11/30/2012 7:27:38 PM CST

9. Maretta Golston said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Mrs. Reynolds I am so very proud of you. Keep doing what you are doing.

11/30/2012 7:26:47 PM CST

10. Maretta Golston said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Mrs. Reynolds I am so very proud of you. Keep doing what you are doing.

11/30/2012 12:42:27 PM CST

11. Deonne Wilson said...

Congratulations on a job well done!

Thanks for your effective leadership, hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence.

I don't personally know you, but know that you have inspired me to raise the bar to a higher level!

11/30/2012 6:48:32 AM CST

12. Pat Buford said...

Congratulations Mrs. Reynolds, it couldn't have happen to a better person.

11/29/2012 7:38:21 PM CST

13. Merrier A. Jackson said...

Congratulations Dianne!  I am so proud of you and the leadership you have shown at Spencer.  Your commitment in meeting the needs of ALL learners has helped to dispel many myths surrounding teaching and learning in city schools.  Job well done!

11/29/2012 5:00:00 PM CST

14. Gloria Glenn said...

Congratulations Mrs. Reynolds, you are a great leader who truly deserves this award! I am glad I had the opportunity to work with you and an outstanding staff. 

11/29/2012 12:37:18 PM CST

15. Stephanie Danzy said...

Dianne, We are so proud of you and your teachers. This is a very prestious awards not only for you but the whole Mobile County Public School System. Keep up the fantastic work that you are doing for our children!

11/29/2012 10:22:15 AM CST

16. Marilyn Pace said...

Mrs. Reynolds,  

Your leadership has been rewarded and recognized. I know your staff is very proud of you and you of them. A school is only as good as its leadership.

11/29/2012 8:28:17 AM CST

17. Melanie McCants said...


A famous motivational speaker once said " Walk a mile in your boss's shoes before you complain. " Only you know the many hours and effort you have put into buliding the great school you have. You truly deserve this honor for your dedication.

11/29/2012 8:23:17 AM CST

18. Julie Neidhardt said...

Congratulations Dianne! You have been an exceptional leader , and you were such an inspirations to me! You encouraged me to get my National Board Certification, and I know you have touched the lives of many other educators and students as well. Again congratulations...Well Done!

11/29/2012 8:16:54 AM CST

19. Twilla Hill said...

Congratulations to the most deserving professional.  I am soooo proud of you!!!

11/28/2012 7:20:37 PM CST

20. William Henderson said...

Congratulations to an exceptional leader with an idealistic vision, courage to pursue it, and the will to make it happen! You are a asset to every student attending a school in which you have been assigned! It was a privilege to be a part of your staff!

11/28/2012 3:40:11 PM CST

21. Gloria Burks said...

Way to go. Great Job, Mrs. Reynolds.

11/28/2012 12:28:19 PM CST

22. Harriet Christian said...

Mrs. Reynolds, you've done the hard work, now sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

11/28/2012 12:01:01 PM CST

23. Sharon Anderson said...

Dianne, I am so very proud of you and the staff at Spencer. You are truly committed to doing "whatever it takes" to move students forward. Way to go girl!!!

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