Mr. Schatz, Runner Up 2022-23 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership Award
Our very own principal, Mr. Kevin Schatz, is the runner-up for the 2022-23 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership Award! The Community Foundation and the REB Foundation presents the award to four principals annually — one each from the school divisions of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and one from the city of Richmond. The REB award recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their jobs to create an exceptional educational environment. The award stresses management and communication skills, and the ability to inspire, encourage and advocate for the school. Nominees must have served as principal at their school for at least three years.
Mr. Schatz will receive a $10,000 grant to build a cricket practice facility accessible to students of varying abilities, including students who use wheelchairs. The facility at Colonial Trail will serve as the centerpiece of a new cricket league for students with disabilities. Cricket is a popular sport in the community served by our school.
“This is a testament to the school, the school community and everybody involved,” Schatz said. “Everybody’s focus is on belonging, but more importantly, trying to find opportunities for those students and those families who are furthest from opportunity. That’s what we do every single day, and I’m so proud.”
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Henrico HS principal honored with REB Leadership Award; Colonial Trail ES principal is runner-up