Heart of the schools

Recognizing and Celebrating City Schools’ Principals
The Fund manages the Heart of the Schools, a year-round initiative honoring Baltimore City Public School principals for their hard work, dedication, and positive impact on Baltimore’s students and communities. Created in 2016 in collaboration with local businesses, foundations, individuals, and nonprofits, the Heart of the Schools shows principals that they are appreciated, supported, and celebrated by all of Baltimore.
The Heart of the Schools features:

Heart of the School Awards

The annual event each May honors ten exceptional principals, selected from hundreds of community nominations, for their service, innovation, leadership, and success in developing strong school cultures.

Heart of the School Fund

The year-round grant program enables Baltimore City Public Schools' principals to apply for funding for much-needed resources and school enhancements such as new technology, field trips, and teacher professional development.

Heart of the School Holiday Party

The annual holiday party is an opportunity for principals and district leaders to celebrate their accomplishments and connect with colleagues in a relaxed, festive setting.

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in grants to date for more than 100 school enhancement projects provided by the Heart of the School Fund.
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outstanding principals have been honored for their leadership and service to date as winners of the Heart of the School Awards.
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nominations from students, families, educators, community members, district staff, and public officials have been made on behalf of our amazing Baltimore City Public Schools principals.

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