The Magnet Schools of America is recognizing one of our own for his work in the community.
Superintendent Warren Drake was named Superintendent of the Year by the national nonprofit professional education association.
“Superintendent Drake has done a phenomenal job building magnet school culture in his district,” said Todd Mann, Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America. “Because of him, more East Baton Rouge Parish students have access to a high-quality magnet education. We are grateful for his leadership, and thrilled to celebrate his accomplishments.”
In order of considered for Superintendent of the Year, nominees have to go through a process which the East Baton Rouge School System outlined below:
- Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by school board members, parents, colleagues and/or community members.
- The application must include a letter of nomination and a signed acknowledgement letter from a current Board of Education member.
- The nominee is required to submit a narrative application and two recommendation letters and artifacts such as newspaper articles, pictures and videos.
- Must be a member of Magnet Schools of America and have served as superintendent for a minimum of two years.
“I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the National Magnet Schools of America Award. As the superintendent of a district with students of diverse needs, I understand the importance of Magnet Programs, a choice option that has provided thousands of families with the opportunity to enroll and embrace innovative and specialized programs, which is the reason I have expanded seats in magnet schools,” said Superintendent Warren Drake.
The criteria for selecting the Superintendent of the Year is found below:
- Leadership skills, particularly in developing and supporting magnet schools/programs
- Commitment to improving the quality of education in his/her school district through the development and implementation of high-quality magnet programs/schools and that have diverse enrollments
- Commitment to the support of magnets at the local, state and national levels
- Involvement in education; and ability to build good employee relations among teachers and staff members.
The Magnet Schools of America was founded in 1986.