Carmel Elementary School has won an International award recognizing their effective strategies to develop positive character in their students.
Carmel Elementary School is among the 326 winners worldwide of Character.org Promising Practices awards.
They one of only four schools from Georgia to win the honor bestowed on schools and youth-serving organizations from across the United States, as well as from Canada, China, Colombia, and Mexico.
“These great ideas really highlight the creative efforts of amazing teachers all across America --- and the world,” Promising Practices Program Director Dr. Dave Keller said. “It’s great to recognize what’s going well in the classroom. These practices represent practical, effective ways to develop empathy, enhance conflict resolution skills, and inspire good citizenship.”
Carmel ES was recognized for its community children’s garden project.
Winning initiatives will be celebrated and highlighted at the National Forum on Character Education in Washington, D.C. in October.
This is the second Promising Practices honor for Carmel ES, which also was recognized in 2014. Carmel ES has been previously named a National School of Character.