Celebrating Our School Leaders

They are often among the first to arrive at school each morning, and the last to depart each day.

They are also present at extracurricular activities during evenings and on weekends, with a supportive smile and a high-five ready to give out. They work tirelessly behind the scenes to build a positive community that people want to be a part of each day.

They are school leaders, and they deserve to be celebrated. 

We are excited to announce the Gradient Learning School Leader of the Year Award. This award honors Summit Learning and Along principals and assistant principals who rethink, reimagine, and rebuild education by working together with their communities. 

These school leaders: 

  • Foster a positive learning environment that empowers educators and staff to support their students;
  • Enable teachers to guide students to become their best selves by building ways for teachers to deeply know each student, and;
  • Enthusiastically lead the change in their communities by helping educators best serve students throughout their school journey.

Do you know an exceptional school leader who is worthy of being recognized? Show your appreciation for a principal or assistant principal by nominating them for this award. We want to hear about those school leaders who are reimagining education and enabling teachers to guide students to become their best selves.

Nominations will be accepted through November 11 using this form.

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Summit Learning is a research–based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student–teacher relationships that prepare students for life after graduation. Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners. Summit Learning is independently led and operated by the nonprofit, Gradient Learning.