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School for Creative Studies

Durham Public Schools
Durham, North Carolina 

The School for Creative Studies (SCS) is a secondary magnet school located in eastern rural Durham, NC just north of I-85 on a campus that housed the former Chewning Middle School. Chewning was plagued with a history of low performance, high poverty, and white flight...Keep Reading


Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Elementary

Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada

2013 DKH Consulting Services 

Elementary School of Merit Awardee

Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Elementary has the distinction of being the first elementary magnet school in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the support of a Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant it was converted into a magnet school in 1993 as part of the Clark County School District's desegregation efforts...Keep Reading 


Hanes Middle School

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2013 Dr. Ronald R. Simpson Awardee

Hanes Magnet School (HMS) is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) themed middle school located in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School District in North Carolina. Hanes became a magnet school in 2005 and currently enrolls 1,057 kids in grades 6-8, which is a huge increase from its pre magnet days when enrollment was around 450...Keep reading 


Kathleen Decker
Principal, Walter Bracken STEAM Academy

Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada

2013 Principal of the Year

Kathleen Decker, principal at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy in Las Vegas, has developed an effective magnet program that transformed the school completely. When Ms. Decker was appointed principal in 2001, Walter Bracken was one of the lowest performing schools in the district...Keep Reading


Tere Pujol-Burns
Sunset Elementary School

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami, Florida

2013 Teacher of the Year

Tere Pujol-Burns, has been a magnet teacher for 26 years, and is the Lead Teacher of the International Studies Magnet Program at Sunset Elementary in Miami. She teaches students in kindergarten to fifth grade. Ms. Pujol-Burns has united a diverse group of learners to work towards a common goal in several ways...Keep Reading