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Mrs. Carol Leveillee, Principal of Seaford School District’s Frederick Douglass Elementary School is 1 of 10 Principals Named Recipients of 2020 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today named 10 principals as recipients of the 2020 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The 10 principals were selected from the 2020 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools and will be honored during the National Blue Ribbon Schools virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 12, 2020.
“Excellent learning environments are led by excellent leaders—those willing to think innovatively and creatively about how best to serve students and support teachers,” said Secretary DeVos. “I’m honored to, once again this year, recognize the talented principals who are this year’s Bell Award winners. They are the ones leading needed transformation at the most local level and are committed to student success.”
Named for the second U.S. Secretary of Education, the Bell Award honors school leaders who are committed to education as a powerful and liberating force in people’s lives. The award is part of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Principals are nominated by their school communities during the final stages of the National Blue Ribbon Schools application process.
The U.S. Department of Education, together with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the Association for Middle Level Education, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, present the Bell Awards to principals of National Blue Ribbon Schools for their outstanding work and the vital role they play in guiding their students and schools to excellence, frequently under challenging circumstances.
The 2020 recipients are:
• AR—Russellville – Crawford Elementary School – Shavon Jackson
• CT—Danbury – South Street School – Carmen Vargas-Guevara
• DE—Seaford – Frederick Douglass Elementary School – Carol Leveillee
• DC—Washington – Oyster-Adams Bilingual School – Mayra A. Cruz
• GA—Jonesboro – Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts – Michael H. Robinson
• KY—Pewee Valley – Saint Aloysius School – Maryann Hayslip
• TN—Elizabethton – West Side Elementary School – John Ross Wright Jr.
• TX—Austin – Reilly Elementary School – Corrine Morris Saenz
• WA—Puyallup – Ridgecrest Elementary School – Michelle M. Fox
Lifetime of Leadership Award Recipient
• HI—Honolulu – King Liholiho Elementary School – Christina Small

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DOE Releases Student Success Webinars

The Delaware Department of Education has created 17 Delaware Student Success webinars which is now live and posted on the Delaware Student Success web site. A pdf listing of the session is attached to this announcement. All info, including descriptions and zoom registration info is here: These sessions are for students and families. School counselors, other educators, community orgs are certainly welcome to attend.

DOE has a master calendar on the homepage, which includes our webinars, as well as admissions events from our DE IHEs, and StandByMe financial aid/FAFSA/scholarship virtual sessions.

Hand Sanitizer Information

Cleaning hands at key times with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol content (if soap and water is not readily available) is one of the most important steps a person can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to those around you.

According to Delaware Department of Education Emergency Order regarding Regulation 817 Medications and Treatments, parents/guardians are not required to provide permission for their student to use hand sanitizer but can indicate to the school that their student is unable to use hand sanitizer or needs assistance with self-use of hand sanitizer.

Please let your School Nurse know if your student should NOT use hand sanitizer or will need assistance. Thank you!
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