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"
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!