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, Scholastic, Inc. and Cenergistic Inc., 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.
    This year's Green-Garner Award will honor a board member from the a member district in the Council. There are two ways to apply.

    Click here to apply online or
    Click here to download the PDF application

    The deadline to apply is August 30, 2019

    Edward Garner The 2018 winner of the Green Garner award was Alberto Carvalho, the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Superintendent Carvalho has been at the helm of the fourth-largest school system in the nation for the past 10 years. Under his leadership, the district in 2012 won the annual Broad Prize for Urban Education that honors urban school districts across the country that make the greatest progress in closing academic achievement gaps. And just recently, the Miami-Dade County district received an “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education, with higher percentages of its schools receiving “A” grades in 2018 than statewide across all schools.  

    Click here to read the press release. 


                           Alberto Carvalho receives the Green Garner Award
                               Alberto Carvalho, right, is congratulated for receiving the Green-Garner Award by Council
      Secretary-Treasurer Michael O'Neill and Scholastic official Tai Chapman.