Updated: Nov 5, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018 - Duval County Public Schools’ Nongongoma Majova, principal of Stanton College Preparatory School, is one of 11 recipients of the 2018 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership.
In addition to her school being titled a National Blue Ribbon School for 2018, Principal Nongongoma Majova will be receiving the award granted by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in Washington, D.C.
This prestigious recognition is given to leaders who fully immerse themselves into education and are committed to improving the outcomes of their students.
"“We know strong school leadership is a driving force behind ensuring students and teachers succeed,” said Secretary DeVos. “I’m pleased to recognize these talented Bell Award winners who are helping to lead needed transformations at the most local level. Through their leadership, vision and effort, countless students – regardless of their family income, race or language proficiency – are able to excel.”
Majova reflected on her accomplishments by explaining she would be nowhere without her students.
"This is an extremely humbling experience. I have worked for Duval County Public Schools for 32 years and that I do with a clear heart and commitment to the children. It was so heart-warming to see the joy and smiles on my children’s faces as they heard about the award. This is not my honor, 'I am Because We Are;' therefore, any form of merit that is received by me or anyone else here at Stanton speaks to the impact of teamwork that is put forth by all stakeholders." she said.
Principal Majova will be honored at the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Nov. 7 at the nation's capitol.