Broward School Superintendent awarded Superintendent of the year
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie was recently recognized by the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) with the organizers 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.