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R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership

The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. Four principals will be publicly recognized, one each from local school districts in Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and City of Richmond.

For over 30 years, the R.E.B. Foundation and the Community Foundation have worked in partnership to promote excellence in public education. Through awards programs for public school teachers and principals, we are proud to honor those individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that youth have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

What We Look For

Eligibility

Nominees must be principals who:

  • Have been a principal of their school for at least 3 years
  • Manage effectively to promote excellence in education
  • Demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment
  • Inspire their students and are advocates for their school and faculty
  • Encourage team spirit
  • Foster cooperation between the school and the community
  • Maintain dialogue with students, parents, faculty and staff

Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted from the school community and from the public at-large. However, principals may not nominate themselves.

All nominations and letters of support must be submitted online. Click the "Nominate Here" button below to access the online system. Please review all requirements carefully and completely before you begin.

Nominators should write a letter explaining the nominee's distinguished educational leadership. Please also address the personal and professional qualities of the nominee as they relate to the criteria of this award. The letter of nomination should be no more than two 8 1/2" x 11" typed pages in length. The nomination may be accompanied by up to three (3) additional one-page letters of support. Nominations must be submitted through the online system by the deadline. No hard copies, faxes or emails are accepted.

Selection Process

Each district will establish a committee for screening its nominations in accordance with the above criteria and will select two nominees for consideration by the selection committee. Finalists must be selected from the current year nomination pool. In addition to the nomination and letters of support, the local panel may consider additional factors, including but not limited to: quantifiable student achievement, student attendance, promotion and retention rates, faculty recognition, faculty attrition, school-community relations, parent involvement, school safety records, etc. This information may be provided to the local panel at the discretion of the Superintendent’s office. Personnel and individual student records may not be requested. The local panel will provide to the Award Selection Committee a brief summary of those factors, which the panel considered in recommending the candidate for further consideration.

Additional requirements for finalists:

  • Professional vitae, not to exceed two (2) typed pages
  • Brief description of proposed school project
  • Interview with the Award Selection Committee

Size of Awards

Each award will consist of a $7,500 cash grant to the principal and an additional $7,500 for school projects chosen by the principal.

Contact

Additional information is available from the Superintendent's Offices in Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond City. You may also contact Stacey Keeley, Director of Philanthropic Services, at 804-409-5602.

Nominate a Principal

The R.E.B. Foundation will consider the following items in selecting final candidates:

  1. Nomination

    Complete Nomination Form

    The nominator should upload a letter (no more than two typed 8 1/2" x 11" pages) that describes the nominee's distinguished educational leadership. Please also address the personal and professional qualities of the nominee as they relate to the criteria of this award. Nominations must be submitted through the online system by the deadline. No hard copies, faxes or emails are accepted.

    Nomination Deadline: Thursday, November 7, 2019 by 5 p.m.

  2. Letter(s) of Support
    The nomination may also include up to three (3) additional one-page letters of support from other individuals. The nominator will be responsible for uploading the letter(s) of support to the nomination in the online system. If you plan to include letter(s) of support with your nomination, be sure to obtain the letter(s) before completing the online nomination process.

  3. Selection Process
    Each district will establish a committee for screening its nominations in accordance with the above criteria and will select two nominees for consideration by the selection committee. All final candidates will be asked to supplement his/her candidacy by submitting a professional vitae, not to exceed two (2) typed pages and a brief. Each final candidate will also be invited to interview with the Award Selection Committee.

  4. Announcement of Awards
    The next award recipients will be publicly announced in March 2020. Decisions of the Board of the R.E.B. Foundation are final.

Instructions: To nominate a principal, click the button below. New users, create a profile in our online system. Returning users, log on and you will be taken to your dashboard of previous submissions. Please use the ‘Forgot your Password’ feature if you are a returning user and having trouble logging on.

Once you have logged on, click Apply at the top of the page and click the blue Apply button to access the nomination form. Once you have started a nomination, it will appear on your dashboard each time you log on.


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