- Council of the Great City Schools
- Queen Smith Award
Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education
Each year the Council presents the Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education to an urban school educator who has made significant contributions to education and to the community. Sponsored by the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., the award is named in memory of the company's late vice president of urban programs. The Queen Smith Award winner receives $5,000 and the Council is awarded $1,000 for its programs that serve as a model for educating future generations.The deadline to apply is August 30, 2019.The winner of the 2018 Queen Smith Award was Andrea Greene, choral director for Jones High School in Orange County Public Schools.Andrea Greene, the choral director at Jones High School in Orange County
County Public Schools, accepts the Queen Smith Award at the Council's2018 Fall Conference in Baltimore.