YAKIMA, Wash.― December 1, 2022― West Valley School District 208 and the Excellence in Equity Awards are pleased to announce that Jill Hendricks has been chosen as a winner in the category: Champion of Equity - Support Staff.
This competitive awards program presented by the American Consortium for Equity in Education received more than 160 total nominations from across the U.S., plus a number of submissions from abroad. After the judges’ review, Ms. Hendricks was selected as a winning nominee based on outstanding achievement in supporting educational equity for all learners.
“It’s an honor and a privilege—and just plain exciting—to announce the winners of the inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards program,” said Ross Romano, Program Chair of the Excellence in Equity Awards and Strategic Advisor to the American Consortium for Equity in Education. “Over the past handful of months, we’ve observed consistent interest in the program and in the overall mission of ensuring equitable opportunity for all students as a non-negotiable priority. Each of our nominees deserves our praise for their daily efforts, and we are especially pleased to recognize our winners.”
Ms. Hendricks created “Rams Landing” which is a room where those in need can come and get the items they need from clothing, food, or connections to other community support programs. Students can’t learn without their basic needs being met and Ms. Hendricks makes sure that all those needs are taken care of.
As an award winner, she will receive benefits and recognition including:
- Her choice of professional development books provided to the West Valley School District 208 courtesy of awards program publishing partner Times 10 Publications
- An invitation to be a guest on EduTalk Radio, the Consortium’s flagship podcast
- An invitation to write an online article for the Access & Equity K-12 Journal
- A spotlight feature in the January special issue of the Journal dedicated to award winners
- A choice of complimentary e-book from Times 10 Publications
- Social media spotlights
Each nominee, finalist, and winner of the Excellence in Equity Awards has made invaluable contributions to improving opportunity and outcomes for students. Visit ace-ed.org to learn more about all the winners and contact [email protected] to learn about getting involved with future programs.
About the Excellence in Equity Awards
The Excellence in Equity Awards program recognizes the companies, nonprofits, leaders, and educators whose work contributes to the critical goal of ensuring access and equity for every learner. Learn more at www.ace-ed.org/awards.
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Summary: Jill Hendricks of West Valley School District 208 named Champion of #Equity - Support Staff. Wins Excellence in Equity Award from the American Consortium for Equity in Education.