Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Cathedral was named Exemplary High Performing.
“I would like to especially thank the teachers for their hard work and dedication to our students,” says Cathedral Principal Dave Worland. “This award would not be possible without the wonderful educators Cathedral is blessed with each day.”
Principal Dave Worland and VP for Enrollment Management Duane Emery will represent Cathedral at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in November to celebrate the school’s hard-won achievements. Two Cathedral educators also will attend the ceremony Melinda Bundy, who has been with Cathedral since 1974, was chosen for her long successful tenure at the school and Lisa Ford as she was nominated Teacher of the Year by her co-workers.
For more information about Cathedral High School, please contact Duane Emery, VP for Enrollment Management. For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/