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Two Fort Worth ISD Board Members Are Finalists for Prestigious National Award

Two Fort Worth ISD Board of Education members have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Green-Garner Award, the highest honor in urban education.paz

Board President Jacinto Ramos, Jr. and Trustee Ashley Paz will both be on the stage Thursday night in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Council of Great City Schools 63rd Annual Fall Conference when the winner is announced. Finalists are selected based on their strong dedication to the needs of students, a profound commitment to improvement, and their exemplary community involvement and leadership.

The national award is named in memory of urban school leaders Richard R. Green, the first African American chancellor of the New York City school system and a businessman, and Edward Garner, the former school board president of the Denver Public Schools.

“For a single school district to have not one, but two finalists for this great honor is a rare thing, indeed,” said Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner.  “We are excited and proud for Jacinto Ramos and Ashley Paz.”ramos

The Council of the Great City Schools conference gives big-city school superintendents, board members, senior administrators and college deans of education a forum to discuss issues and share information and best practices to improve teaching and learning.


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