Since 2002, the Blackboard Awards have highlighted New York City schools and principals who not only work, but excel at fostering academic, emotional, and social growth in students. These award-winning schools are highlighted each year at a special ceremony in the winter.

2019 Honorees: Excellence in Education

A.C.E. Academy for Scholars PS 290q
Principal Jose Jimenez

Atlas School
Executive Director Amanda Friedman

The Caedmon School
Principal Matthew Stuart

Family Life Academy Charter School 2
Principal Kathy Ortiz-Herscher

Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice
Principal & Founder Tabari Zaid Bomani

Our Lady of Lourdes School
Principal Suzanne Kaszynski & Former Principal Cathy Hufnagel

The Park Preschool
Executive Director Kevin Artale & Educational Director Ellen Offen

P.S. 452
Principal David Scott Parker

River East Elementary School
Principal Michael Panetta

The Scholars’ Academy
Principal Brian O’Connell

Speyer Legacy School
Co-Founding Trustee Jennifer Selendy