Green-Garner AwardEach 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 Scholastic, 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.The 2017 application is now available for board members. The deadline it apply for the award is Thursday, August 31, 2017.
You may apply online for the award by clicking here. When you open the document on the left hand side, click the button that says "open with a different viewer" and then hit adobe acrobat. When filling out the online PDF version, place your cursor on the blank line and type your answer. Once the forms are completed, be sure to save it on your computer for you records, and then press the "Submit" button on the bottom of page 12.Click here to download the PDF version you may email as an attachment to: email@example.com
Eric Gordon accepts the Green-Garner award at the Council's 60th Annual Fall Conference in Miami in 2016.
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 2016 Eric Gordon, CEO Cleveland Metropolitan School