Stossel in the Classroom announced the winners of its annual essay contest, Taisheng Li and Isaiah Spellman, Rock Bridge High School students.
The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Columbia Public Schools the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended 2019.
Seven outstanding CPS educators are the recipients of this prestigious honor, which has been awarded to exemplary educators annually since it began in the 1979-80 school year through the work of Ray and Jeanne Lewis.
Kristen Palmer will be recommended to the Columbia Board of Education to become the principal of elementary gifted education services for the 2020-21 school year. Palmer will replace current elementary gifted services coordinator Terry Gaines, who previously announced her retirement.
Josh Johnson will be recommended to the Columbia Board of Education to become the principal at Gentry Middle School for the 2020-21 school year. Johnson will replace current Principal Fairouz Bishara, who previously announced she has accepted a position in another school district out of state for next school year. Johnson is currently an assistant principal at Battle High School.