October 11, 2011 > Leitch Elementary wins Blue Ribbon education award
Leitch Elementary wins Blue Ribbon education award
Submitted By Sarah Baldauf
Congressman Pete Stark (CA-13) notified the James Leitch Elementary School in Fremont, that they have won a 2011 National Blue Ribbon Award. On September 15, Arne Duncan, Secretary of the Department of Education, announced the 300 public and private elementary, middle and high schools that were honored with the award. The schools are being honored for having students who achieve at very high levels or for their exemplary progress in closing student achievement gaps. The school's principal, Mary Liu Lee, and one teacher will be invited to the awards ceremony in Washington, DC on November 14 and 15.
Congressman Pete Stark: "The National Blue Ribbon Award is a wonderful achievement for Fremont's James Leitch Elementary School. It reflects the dedication and values of the students, teachers, administration, parents and the community. I'm proud to have such an impressive place of learning our district."
Mary Liu Lee, Principal of James Leitch Elementary School: "James Leitch Elementary School is the only K-2 school in Fremont Unified School District. I attribute this amazing achievement to our district leadership, dedicated staff, hard working students, and highly involved parents."
The full list of 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools can be found here: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html.