Kansas City Public School board chairman honored
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Kansas City Board Chair Selected As One of the Nation’s Top Urban Educators
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 31 – Airick Leonard West, chair of Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors, was honored as one of the nation’s top urban educators at the Council of the Great City Schools’ 57th Annual Fall Conference.
He was among four big-city school board members competing for the nation’s highest honor for urban education leadership, recognizing in alternating years an outstanding school board member and superintendent from 66 of the largest urban school systems in the country.
Urban school leaders recognized West during the Council’s 24th Annual “Urban Educator of the Year” award banquet of the newly established Green-Garner Award in memory of urban school leaders Richard R. Green and Edward Garner.
Sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Council and the ARAMARK Education and Voyager Learning/Sopris Learning companies, the top prize for the past 23 years was known as the Richard R. Green Award, named for the first African American chancellor of the New York City school system. Businessman Edward Garner, who represented school board members on the Council’s Executive Committee in the early 1990s, played a key role in establishing the Urban Educator of the Year award.
West was first elected to the Kansas City school board in 2008, and re-elected in 2012.
“Airick West’s leadership abilities are contributing to the progress of urban school districts nationally, and have been instrumental in reform efforts of the Kansas City Public Schools,” says Council Executive Director Michael Casserly. West is on the Council’s Executive Committee, which helps guide policy and direction for the urban school coalition.
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