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 Nov. 18, 2011

Texan earns Terrel H. Bell Award


AUSTIN – Karen Noble, principal of Hillcrest Elementary School in the Nederland Independent School District, won the prestigious Terrel H. Bell Award this week.

She is one of only seven educators nationwide to receive the award this year. 

The Terrel H. Bell Award is named for the former U.S. Secretary of  Education and recognizes outstanding school leaders.  Principals nominated for the award are leaders who are committed to fostering successful teaching and learning at their schools.

During the same Washington, D.C. ceremony in which Noble was recognized, her school was honored as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools recipient.  Hillcrest has earned an Exemplary rating, the highest rating awarded in the state’s accountability system every year since 1996.

Noble and her school were honored at a luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. this week.

The Terrel H. Bell Award is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, along with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the Association of Middle Level Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.




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