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Board Kudos — April 2016

Kudos – April 11, 2016

Kudos to Deputy Superintendent Laura Mitchell, honored as the YWCA’s Career Woman of Achievement
The YWCA recognizes outstanding businesswomen who exemplify personal career success, dynamic leadership qualities and the unique ability to serve as role models.  The YWCA also celebrates women based on the individual and collective contributions they make to the workplace. Deputy Superintendent Mitchell, a former CPS student, teacher, assistant principal and principal, is active in the community and on several Boards; and she has a passion for students and for giving back.  

The YWCA is an organization that stands for eliminating racism and empowering women.

Kudos for a job well done, Deputy Superintendent Mitchell.

Kudos to Superintendent Mary Ronan for receiving the GRAD Cincinnati Founder’s Award.
Superintendent Ronan, honored at GRAD Cincinnati’s Award banquet on April 14, 2016, is recognized for:
•    Thirty-nine years of devotion in preparing CPS’ schoolchildren for success in the classroom, college, and careers and life;

•    Reaching gains in the lowest-performing elementary schools; increasing high school graduation rates; positioning CPS to become the top-performer among Ohio’s large urban school districts, and a host of other academic and life achievements for Cincinnati’s students.

GRAD Cincinnati’s goal is to improve chances of success for urban youth using various academic supports.

Kudos to Superintendent Ronan!  We thank you for your many sacrifices!  

Kudos to English Language Learners Curriculum Manager Marie Kobayashi, a finalist in the 2016 EdTech Digest Awards, recognized as a school leader in the Leadership Category.
The mission of EdTech Digest is to tell the story of 21st-century education transformation. By sharing tools, interviews, relevant trends and voices from the field, the goal is to inspire learners and leaders to create workable technology solutions for education and to reshape the education culture.

Kudos to Belinda Tubbs-Wallace, Principal of Rockdale Academy, for her unanimous selection by her peers and affiliates as the Outstanding Principal of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators (OABSE).
She will be recognized in Columbus, Ohio at OABSE’s Recognition Banquet on April 16, 2016.  
Mrs. Tubbs Wallace will also select a student from her school that has made great accomplishments and/or shows great leadership, to also be acknowledged at the banquet as well.
OABSE is an affiliate of The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). NABSE is the nation's premier non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for all of the nation's children - particularly children of African descent

Kudos to Principal Tubbs-Wallace for her sincere passion for the education and welfare of our students.

Kudos to Cincinnati Public Schools for being the only southwest Ohio school district and one of only five districts nationally to receive a $400,000 grant to help boost students for success after graduation, and help CPS create a college and career-going culture,  implement programs that will determine how to address the needs of students, and be able to assess and grade where students receive credit based on determination for learning. The grant will also support the District’s My Tomorrow initiative.  Each grant winner receives funds to implement the programs by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Kudos to CPS’ Administration for being stellar in working toward CPS’ future vision.

Kudos - April 25, 2016

Kudos to Public Affairs’ Communications Coordinator Christine Wolff.
Years ago, Ms. Wolff stepped up to coordinate with art teachers from around the district to create the displays of student art that brighten the Education Center’s main hallway. This student artwork reminds us of just how talented and creative our students are. Nobody asked Ms. Wolff to do this, and it is not a part of her job description. Her initiative shows how student-centric she is and how much she cares about the CPS mission

Thank you, Ms. Wolff, for caring enough to take the time to create a visual history of our students.


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Cincinnati Public Schools
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Cincinnati, OH 45201-5381

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Phyllis Davis
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Phone: 513-363-0040     
Fax: 513-363-0035

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