AWARDS & RECOGNITION

School-Wide

 

2013 DCPS “Reward” School

Bruce-Monroe Elementary at Park View

 

In 2013, DC honored 21 DC Public Schools as “Reward” schools for excellent performance on the DC CAS. Bruce-Monroe Elementary School at Park View (BMPV) was recognized for being among the top 5% in terms of growth.

 

2011 Team Award

Bruce-Monroe Elementary at Park View

 

The TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) awards program offers DCPS schools significant financial awards and national recognition for driving dramatic student achievement gains and for participating in a process of documenting how those gains were achieved.

 

2011 USDA “Gold with Distinction” Award

Bruce-Monroe Elementary at Park View

 

In 2011, BMPV became the first public school in Washington DC to receive the highest-level honor under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Healthier U.S. School Challenge: Gold with Distinction. The award was given based on health and wellness program, support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, and introduction of a salad bar through a partnership with United Fresh.

 

2006 National Association of Elementary Schools: Sharing the Dream

Bruce-Monroe Elementary School

 

The Sharing the Dream grant program, funded by MetLife Foundation, began in 2004 after the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher revealed a significant disconnect between the ways in which principals and other members of the school community view their schools and relationships with one another. As Sharing the Dream enters a new decade, principals are being asked to define community in broader ways that can build global awareness.

 

 

Leadership

 

2016 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Leadership

Recipient: Ms. Alethea Bustillo

The Rubenstein Awards recognize outstanding, highly effective teachers, principals, and support staff for their hard work, talent, and dedication to the students of DCPS. Ms. Bustillo was one of four DCPS assistant principals to receive the award for Highly Effective Leadership. Ms. Bustillo now serves as the Principal for Bruce-Monroe ES at Park View.

 

2013 Principal of the Year

Recipient: Dr Marta Palacios

 

The Principal of the Year Award recognizes outstanding Washington, DC public school principals for their dedication, professionalism, and work on behalf of our city’s youngest citizens. Principals are nominated by the community—parents, youth, educators, administrators, and other community members—for excellence as leaders in partnership with the District of Columbia Public Schools.

 

2010 National Distinguished Principals – District of Columbia

Recipient: Dr. Marta Palacios

 

The National Association of Elementary School Principals recognizes elementary and middle school principals for their exceptional school leadership.

 

2008 WETA Hometown Hero

Recipient: Dr. Marta Palacios

 

WETA’s Hometown Heroes project honors Washington-area individuals whose work and volunteer efforts benefit the Greater Washington area. Each individual was recognized with a televised profile.

 

“In Her Honor”

Recipient: Dr. Marta Palacios

 

The “In Her Honor” celebratory program, hosted at Howard University by the Emergence Community Arts Collection, shared the stories of women committed to preserving the foundation of our community.

 

2009 “Invitation to Helsinki” Honoree

Recipient: Dr. Marta Palacios

 

In 2009 Helsinki, Finland, launched Invitation to Helsinki, an innovative ongoing program focused on building lasting relationships between the national capitals of Washington, DC and Helsinki, Finland. Twelve Invitation to Helsinki Honorees were chosen as leading experts and virtuoso thinkers to facilitate cross-cultural exchange between the two capitals.

 

 

Faculty and Staff

 

The Rubenstein Awards recognize outstanding, highly effective teachers, principals, and support staff for their hard work, talent, and dedication to the students of DCPS.

 

2016 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching

Recipient: Ramiro Acosta, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

 

2015 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching

Recipient: Jacqueline Jaffe, Second Grade Teacher

 

 

2012 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching

Recipient: Drew Gallagher, Third Grade Teacher

 

 

 

Publications

 

Tellin’ Stories, Finding Common Ground. Rethinking Schools. 2009, Vol. 23, No. 03.

 

Teaching Tip: Bruce-Monroe at Park View Elementary School’s Success Story with Singapore Math. Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). 2009.

 

 

Grants

 

Target

 

2008: $1 million grant through the Target School Library Makeover Program

 

2012: $ 15,000 reading grant to purchase Spanish language books