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Willard School Accepts National Education Distinction

Willard Elementary School Principal Marianne Williams ventured down to Washington, D.C. to pick up a National Blue Ribbon School award.

Of over 10,000 eligible schools, Ridgewood's Willard Elementary School was one of only 269 to receive recognition this year as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

School principal Marianne Williams and teacher Leigh Porad -- who was instrumental in crafting the application -- picked up the prestigious award in Washington, D.C.

"We are all thrilled to receive this recognition," Williams previously told Patch. "This award is an affirmation of the work we have all done at Willard School – teachers, students, and parents – to create programs and an environment that meets the needs of all learners."

Alfreddie November 19, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Congratulations to Willard. That is Outstanding. I'd appreciate learning more about the criteria for winning. Out of 10,000 schools the standards must be very high and if anyone knows the basis for the award, please share with us. This is very impressive and wonderful reaffirmation what a great community this is... Thank you!
Craig Hueneke November 19, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Bravo!
Ridgewooder November 20, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Willard is, IMHO, the best all around elementary school in Ridgewood.

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