2016 Heart of the School Awards Winners and Honorees

For  information on each Principal, please click on his or her name


Chris Battaglia

Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove

Tamika Daniels

George W.F. McMechen High School in Dorchester/Ashburton

Mary Donnelly

John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School in East Highlandtown

Najib Jammal

Lakeland Elementary/Middle School in Lakeland

Rochelle Machado

Arundel Elementary/Middle School in Cherry Hill


Federico Adams

William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle School in Sandtown


Tonya Combs-Redd

Yorkwood Elementary School in Loch Raven

James Dendinger

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School in Federal Hill


Job Grotsky

Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School in Bolton Hill


Amber Kilcoyne

Medfield Heights Elementary School in Medfield


Benjamin Mosley

Glenmount Elementary/Middle School in Hamilton


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The Heart of the Schools is a year-round program that celebrates and supports Baltimore City Public School principals for their exemplary innovation, execution, and leadership, building strong school cultures. Coordinated by the Fund for Educational Excellence, the program is a collaborative of dozens of businesses, foundations, individuals and nonprofits.

Heart of the School Award

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