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Winship Elementary leaders

L-r: Mona Ford Walker works with a student at Winship Elementary; Brian Radley on Appian Way

Photos: Courtesy of Mona Ford Walker; Jill Anderson

Blue Ribbon Honors

Congratulations to current Ed.L.D. student Mona Ford Walker and Ed School graduate Brian Radley, Ed.M.’19, for being honored today when U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 325 schools as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Included in that group is Winship Elementary in Boston, where Radley serves as the current principal and Ford Walker served as principal when the nomination was first made. Winship was nominated in the “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools” category for being one of highest performing schools working to close the achievement gap in Massachusetts. Winship, located in the city’s Brighton neighborhood, includes families from more than 35 countries who speak more than 20 languages.

Read more about Winship Elementary: Sharing the Lessons of School Improvement