Green-Garner Award

 Richard Green
Each year at its annual Fall Conference, the Council presents a board member or superintendent with the Green-Garner Award, the nation's highest urban education honor recognizing outstanding contributions in urban education and named in memory of urban school leaders Richard R. Green and Edward Garner.
Sponsored by the Council, ARAMARK Education and Voyager Learning/Sopris Learning, the Green-Garner Award is the namesake of the first African American chancellor of the New York City school system and a businessman and former school board president of the Denver Public Schools, respectively.
Edward Garner This year, the 2015 Green-Garner Award was presented to William (Bill) Isler, who has served on the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education for the past 16 years as a school board member. 

The deadline for 2016 has passed.

Richard R. Green Award Winners

1989  W. Harry Davis, Retired Member Minneapolis School Board
1990   Timothy Dyer, Superintendent Phoenix Union High School District 
            James Griffin, Retired Member St. Paul School Board
1991  Paul Houston, Superintendent Tucson Unified School District
1992  Richard Wallace Jr., Superintendent 
Pittsburgh Public Schools
1993  Constance Clayton, Superintendent School District of Philadelphia
1994  Holmes Braddock, Board Member Miami-Dade County Public Schools
1995  Curman Gaines, Superintendent St. Paul Public Schools
1996  James Williams, Superintendent Dayton Public Schools
1997  Maxine Smith, Retired Member Memphis City School Board
1998  Gerry House, Superintendent Memphis City Public Schools
1999  Rod Paige, Superintendent Houston Independent School District
           Judith Farmer, Board Member  Minneapolis Public Schools
2000  Eric Smith, Superintendent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
2001  Barbara Byrd Bennett, Superintendent      Cleveland Municipal School District
2002  John Simpson, Superintendent Norfolk Public Schools
2003  Arthur Griffin, Board Member Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
           Franklin Till, Superintendent Broward County Public Schools
2004  Tom Payzant, Superintendent Boston Public Schools
2005  Anna Dodson, Board Member Norfolk Public Schools
2006  Beverly Hall, Superintendent Atlanta Public Schools
2007  Elizabeth Reilinger, Board Member Boston Public Schools
2008  Pascal Forgione, Superintendent Austin Independent School District
2009  Emmet Johnson, Board Member Atlanta Public Schools
2010  Arlene Ackerman, Superintendent School District of Philadelphia
2011 Candy Olson, Board Member Hillsborough County Public Schools
2012 Carol Johnson, Superintendent Boston Public Schools
2013 Denise Link, Board Member Cleveland Metropolitan School District
2014 Terry Grier, Superintendent Houston Independent School District
2015 William (Bill) Isler, Board Member
Pittsburgh Public Schools


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