Nominations for R.E.B. Awards

Nominations for R.E.B. Awards
Posted on 10/01/2020
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The Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020-21 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership, which will result in a $30,000 grant for a Hanover County Public Schools principal. 

Students, parents, colleagues, school staff and administrators, and community members may nominate an outstanding principal by visiting the Community Foundation websiteThe deadline for nominations is Thursday, November 5 at 5 p.m.  

Nominations should include a one- to two-page typed letter explaining the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership and can be accompanied by up to three additional one-page letters of support.   

The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership recognize four public school principals, one each from the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the City of Richmond. Each winner will receive a $30,000 grant - a $10,000 unrestricted cash grant to the principal and $20,000 to be used for school-based initiatives of the recipient’s choosing. 

Nominees must have served as a principal of his/her school for at least three years. Additionally, they must: 

  • Manage effectively to promote excellence in education 
  • Demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment 
  • Inspire their students and are advocates for their school and their faculty 
  • Encourage team spirit 
  • Foster cooperation between the school and the community 
  • Maintain dialogue with students, parents, faculty, and staff 

The Community Foundation developed the program, which is held in partnership with the R.E.B. Foundation. Since 2004, the program has awarded a total of $960,000 to 64 public school principals. 

Winners will be announced in March 2021.

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