2011 Excellence in Leadership Award winner, Ms. Maria Tukeva
September 16, 2011
Chancellor Henderson names DCPS Principal of the Year
Principal Maria Tukeva of Columbia Heights Education Campus to be Honored Sept. 19 at A Standing Ovation for DC Teachers
Maria Tukeva, principal of Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC), has been named District of Columbia Public Schools Principal of the Year, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced today.
“A veteran educator with more than 30 years experience as a school leader, Maria Tukeva has proven her ability to guide and motivate students and teachers at what she describes as a ‘small city’ at Columbia Heights Education Campus,” said Chancellor Henderson. “By setting ambitious goals for her school community, Columbia Heights has made some of the highest DC CAS gains in the district during the 2010-
“I have to keep thinking about what envelope to push next, what challenge we must overcome,” Tukeva said.
It is this foresight that has taken CHEC from a 40-
With a student body of about 1,300 students, Tukeva gets to know each one and stays visible throughout the school day, visiting classrooms, the cafeteria, and the library to spend time with her students and staff.
Tukeva will be honored Monday, Sept. 19, during A Standing Ovation for DC Teachers at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The second-
As the first-
For more information about A Standing Ovation for DC Teachers, visit http://www.standingovationfordcteachers.org.