DCPS Deputy Chancellor for Special Education Receives Award in Recognition of his Work in Education
Dr. Richard Nyankori, Deputy Chancellor for Special Education for District of Columbia Public Schools, was honored alongside 10 other individuals at the 2010 College of Education Annual Alumni Awards Celebration at the University of Maryland, College Park.
This annual event recognizes those UMD alumni who have made outstanding contributions to and beyond the field of education.
Dr. Nyankori, who received his Ph.D in Education Policy and Leadership from UMD in 2004, was recognized as an Outstanding New Professional in the field of education.
Dr. Nyankori used his acceptance speech to invite the College’s undergraduate and graduate students in attendance to join the reform efforts in the District of Columbia, both in our local schools and central office.
He ended with a familiar refrain, “We know that a child’s zip code does not have to dictate his or her life outcomes. The sad fact of the matter is that it does for so many students in the District. We can change that fact. It can be different.”
Dr. Erica Fener, DCPS’s head of related services and a University of Maryland alumna, also attended the ceremony.
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