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Administrators Recognized for Supporting Arts Education

Leadership Institute’s PAL Award Presented to Eight Principals

Steve Winlock standing with Reginald Brown, Ellen Lee Carlson, Gail Johnson, and Peter Lambert

SCOE Director Steve Winlock, Ed.D., helped the Sacramento City USD School Board honor principals (L-R) Reginald Brown, Ellen Lee Carlson, Gail Johnson, Peter Lambert​ on May 19.

Eight administrators have been recognized with the Principal Arts Leadership (PAL) Award for the 2015–16 school year. The annual award, created by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Leadership Institute, honors administrators who are making a difference in the arts, highlighting the positive impact arts education has on students. Principals were recognized for effectively supporting and promoting visual and performing arts as a way to excite, engage, and inspire students.

The Leadership Institute, part of the "Leading" division of SCOE's School of Education, collaborates with local school districts to prepare and support current and aspiring education leaders. innovations, persistence, and creative use of resources.

2016 PAL Award Recipients

  • Reginald Brown, Principal
    John H. Still K-8 School (Sacramento City USD)
  • Gabriel Cooper, Principal
    Will Rogers Middle School (6-8) (San Juan USD)
  • Gail Johnson, Principal
    Father Keith B. Kenny K-8 School (Sacramento City USD)
  • Peter Lambert, Principal
    C.K. McClatchy High School (9-12) (Sacramento City USD)
  • Ellen Lee Carlson, Principal
    William Land (K-6) (Sacramento City USD)
  • Peter Maroon, Principal
    Mills Middle School (6-8) (Folsom Cordova USD)
  • Dr. Ting Sun, Principal
    Natomas Charter School (K-12) (Natomas USD)
  • Amberlee Townsend-Snider, Principal
    Mission Avenue Open (K-6) (San Juan USD)