Quincy Elementary School Receives California Distinguished School Award

This June, Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, presented the California Distinguished School Award to Quincy Elementary School.



Learning Landscapes Coordinator Rob Wade accompanied Principal Kristy Warren, QES Instructors Nancy Sipe and Yvonne Braddick, and Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Micheline Miglis to receive the award. Quincy Elementary parent and site council representative Pamela Becwar submitted the nomination.

Learning Landscapes was a core justification for the Distinguished School Award along other place-based education and academic intervention programs successfully being implemented at Quincy Elementary.

Wade notes: 

"Quincy Elementary has been the pilot and incubator school for some of the most innovative place-based programs now occurring throughout the watershed - Learning Landscapes (Boyle's Ravine was the first site that inspired Learning Landscapes), the Plumas to the Pacific 6th grade watershed education program, and the Digging In garden program." 

"It is fitting that Quincy El should receive this award. And it is an incredible opportunity and touchstone to inspire us to continue best practices in place-based education." 

Congratulations, Quincy Elementary!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014