COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 150

August 5, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Cultural Diversity Education Award

 

 

The Virginia Department of Education is soliciting applications for the Board of Educations Leadership in Cultural Diversity Education Award as described in the Informational SUPTS. MEMO NO. 250 dated December 17, 2004. The Board of Educations Leadership in Cultural Education Award recognizes schools and school divisions for effectively providing educational opportunities that promote an understanding and responsiveness to cultural diversity for all students and the school community.

 

Education on cultural diversity includes, but is not limited to, strategies and programs that promote a school climate that is culturally responsive to all students. Diversity forums, cultural presentations, professional development training, and collaboration between school and community groups are just a few examples of effective approaches.

 

Each recipient of the award will be presented a certificate by the Board of Education, and the award program will be on the Web site of the Virginia Department of Education.

 

The criteria for selection are:

 

 

 

 

To be considered for the award, a school or school division must complete an application(attached). Applications should include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The submission timeline is as follows:

 

 

 

 

Please see our website for the application attachment. Applications may be submitted electronically to: Vivian.Stith-Williams@doe.virginia.gov or mailed to:

 

Board of Educations Leadership in Cultural Diversity Education Award

C/O Dr. Vivian Stith-Williams

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

 

If you have questions or need additional information on the Leadership in Cultural Diversity Education Award, please contact Dr. Vivian Stith-Williams, parent specialist, at 804-371-7420 or email address as noted above.

 

VSW/smb

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf150a.doc