Hampton School Board Named 2018-2019 D. Richard Wynn School Board
The Hampton Township School District is pleased to announce that the Hampton School Board has been named as a 2018-2019 D. Richard Wynn School Board Award recipient. The recognition is awarded by the Tri-state Area School Study Council of the University of Pittsburgh.
The award will be presented at the 71st Annual School Board and Distinguished Educator Banquet on March 7, 2019 at the Edgewood Country Club, Pittsburgh.
The Board was nominated for the award by Superintendent Dr. Michael Loughead. “Since coming to Hampton nearly three years ago, I have been impressed with the individuals who serve on our Board, and with their cooperation and dedication to advancing the Tradition of Excellence at Hampton. Each one focuses solely on the betterment of the School District and are motivated to serve the entire Hampton community.”
Board President Mr. Bryant Wesley, II thanked Dr. Loughead for his confidence in the School Board and said that he was “truly humbled” by the recognition and acknowledgement afforded to himself and his fellow Board members through this award.
The Tri-State Area School Study Council was founded in 1948 by Dr. Maurice Thomas. The primary mission of the council is to seek ways to increase organizational capacity in schools through problem-solving, technical service and staff development so all students will be better prepared to make contributions to both democratic society and the world community. The D. Richard Wynn Award was commissioned during the 1988-89 school year to symbolize the contributions of Dr. D. Richard Wynn, who was the executive secretary of Tri State from 1974 to 1980. During his tenure, he promoted the idea that decision-making by school boards and administrators should move from conflict to compromise in an idea frequently referred to as the “win-win” process. He believed this process was in the best interest of students, who were the true beneficiaries of using the process.
In order to be considered for the award, school boards must demonstrate exemplary practices in addressing important issues that directly reflect on improved schooling for students over a minimum of a two-year period.
“”The stability and longevity of this Board, and their ability to carefully consider all sides of a situation to make the decisions that are in the best interest of our students, is what makes this Board worthy of this distinction,” said Dr. Loughead.