LACOE Superintendent Dr. Duardo Selected for Prestigious Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
Thu Sep 28 14:10:00 PDT 2023
The award celebrates innovation, inspiration, and impact in education by recognizing outstanding individuals whose accomplishments are making a difference in the lives of students.
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo has been honored with the prestigious 2023 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. As the superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), she has spearheaded transformative initiatives that have made LACOE a hub of innovation in California's education landscape. Her leadership is centered on a comprehensive approach that prioritizes the well-being and success of both students and educators.
Under Dr. Duardo's guidance, LACOE has initiated groundbreaking programs like the Community Schools Initiative and those focusing on student and staff well-being. These initiatives have not only served as regional models but have also garnered national attention. In a diverse and populous region, her work has integrated resources and activities to enhance student outcomes and organizational excellence.
Dr. Duardo's achievements reflect her dedication to student success, particularly during the challenging times brought about by the Covid crisis. Her recognition with the McGraw Prize is well-deserved and serves as a testament to her exceptional contributions to education.
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education celebrates innovation, inspiration, and impact in education by recognizing outstanding individuals whose accomplishments are making a difference in the lives of students.
In addition to Dr. Duardo, Dr. David Wilson was selected for the Higher Education Prize and Dr. Barbara Oakley was selected for the Lifelong Learning Prize.
The three honorees will be acknowledged during a special ceremony held in New York City on Nov. 8.
To learn more, visit McGrawPrize.com.