Port Clinton Middle School Principal Carrie Sanchez, was recently named recipient of the Deborah Kasak Distinguished Leadership Award by The National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform during a gala in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes an administrator or individual who has made a significant impact on leadership in public middle-grades education.
The award criteria includes promoting reform through advocacy, commitment to young adolescents, inspiration of staff, and advancing the vision of the National Forum.
Port Clinton Superintendent Patrick Adkins provided the following statement to the National Forum about Sanchez: “Carrie Sanchez is a dynamic inspirational leader in our district. She is loved, respected and trusted by her staff and our community. Carrie is an advocate for her students and her teachers balancing high expectations with support and empathy.
Carries innovative, courageous approach to leadership and instruction has resulted in Port Clinton Middle School being routinely recognized as one of the best schools in Ohio.”
The National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform is an alliance of educators, researchers, national associations, and officers of professional organizations and foundations committed to promoting the academic performance and healthy development of young adolescents. The group awards the National Schools to Watch recognitions yearly. Port Clinton Middle School has received state and national recognition in 2015 and 2019.