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Congratulations to NAHS Principal Dwight Carter Selected for National Award

Presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, the Bammy Award is a cross-discipline award recognizing the contributions of educators from across the education field. Principal Carter was nominated in the category of Secondary School Principals along with four other nominees from across the country. It was announced at a ceremony on September 27, 2014 in Washington DC that he was selected the winner of the award.

"All across the nation, nominees like Dwight Carter are doing some pretty amazing things to educate our children often under very difficult circumstances. Students are not the only ones who need validation. More than ever before, educators need to be validated and the stories about what's going right in American education need to be told," said Errol St. Clair Smith, executive producer of the Bammy Awards. “We are delighted to be part of this collaborative, nationwide effort."

Honorees & winners were announced on September 27th at the event in Washington, D.C. The Bammy Awards are presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, which includes leading educators, education professors, journalists, editors, researchers, commentators, advocates, activists, visionaries and pioneers. The Academy is comprised of a board of governors, a council of peers and the executive committee.

About the Bammy Awards:

The Bammy Awards is a cross-discipline award that identifies and acknowledges the good work being done all across the education village. The Bammy Awards was created in response to the tremendous national pressure on educators and education leaders to improve student outcomes, the impact of high stakes accountability and the intense scrutiny that today's educators face.

The awards aim to foster cross-discipline recognition of the collective contributions being made to educate children, encourage collaboration in and across the various domains, elevate education and education successes in the public eye, and raise the profile and voices of the many undervalued and unrecognized people who are making a difference in the field.

The Bammy Awards is organized by BAM Radio Network, which produces education radio shows for the nation's leading education associations.