Congratulations to the 2021 Caliber Awards Winners!
Central Park Elementary School
Monika Moorman, a 23-year veteran educator who has taught first through fifth grades, spent the last three years teaching fourth grade at Central Park Elementary School. Moorman says she teaches to leave an imprint on the world to make a better place. “I wake up every morning thinking about ways I can be a more effective educator than I was the day before.”
Dr. Washington Collado
James S. Rickards Middle School
Dr. Washington Collado has served as principal at James S. Rickards Middle School for the last eight of his 15 years in a principal leadership role. “I am pleased with the success of our students, the commitment of our educators, the learning organization we have built together, and the strong community ties we have fostered at Rickards Middle School,” said Collado. “The collective efforts and teamwork of our teachers and support staff have produced positive results for our students.”
New Renaissance Middle School
Louis Kushner has served as assistant principal at New Renaissance Middle School for the last three years. “I want nothing more than for my teachers to feel supported to the best of my ability, and for my students to feel that their education and their life mattered to someone,” said Kushner.
Griffin Elementary School
Jacqueline Sanchez is a micro tech specialist at Griffin Elementary School, where she has served her 21 years in the District. In addition to managing and maintaining the school’s computers and digital equipment and providing eLearning support, Sanchez assumed the role of sponsor of Griffin’s Eco Patrol and has worked with students eager to learn about their environment. “I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to combine my passion for the environment with working with students to promote environmental literacy,” said Sanchez.