Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie for being recognized by the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) with its 2016 NABSE Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year award. The award honors school district superintendents who have demonstrated a quality of leadership that resulted in significant positive outcomes for students of African descent.
Superintendent Runcie is being recognized for his efforts to close achievement gaps, create the Black Male Taskforce and the Office of Equity and Academic Attainment to develop plans and processes for addressing black male success in school, and – with the support of the Broward County School Board and in collaboration with numerous community stakeholders – spearhead efforts to redefine school discipline to eliminate the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline and increase positive outcomes for students. This has included implementing appropriate, targeted interventions and mentoring programs to address the root causes of student behavior issues, particularly for boys and young men of color.
“I am honored to be chosen for this award by the National Alliance of Black School Educators,” said Superintendent Runcie. “Ensuring all students have access to a high-quality learning experience, as well as the support they need to successfully pursue their hopes and dreams, is essential. We continue to make tremendous progress in Broward County Public Schools. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our educators, support staff and administrators in educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
The Superintendent of the Year award will be presented on Saturday, November 19, 2016, during the NABSE Honors & Awards Red Carpet Gala, which takes place at the NASBE national conference in Tampa, Florida.