Canutillo ISD principal receives national award


A Canutillo ISD principal is among just 11 educators in the country to have received a prestigious award recognizing their leadership in education.

Northwest Early College High School Principal Tracy Speaker-Gerstheimer received the 2018 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership, according to a news release.

The award, part of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, honors school leaders who “are committed to education and improving outcomes for all students”.

Principals are nominated by their schools during the final stages of the National Blue Ribbon Schools application process, according to the release.

“Northwest Early College is an exemplary institution, and Ms. Speaker-Gerstheimeris a big part of the quality instruction that is happening there,” Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz said. “I am happy that more people nationwide are now aware of the great things happening in El Paso and Canutillo.

Speaker-Gerstheimer will join the other 10 recipients in Washington D.C. on Nov. 7 for the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony.

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