Duval County Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene was one of three statewide “Star” school district leaders in Florida recognized for their exemplary leadership by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (Consortium) at the 77th Annual Joint Conference of Florida School Boards Association and Florida Association of District School Superintendents November 30in Tampa.
Local education foundation leaders from throughout the state nominate their superintendents and school board members for the annual awards for their leadership and involvement.
In nominating Dr. Greene community leaders cited her her belief that the entire community must play a role alongside the school district in accelerating student outcomes. Specifically, her hands-on partnership with the Jacksonville Public Education Fund she has been a steadfast leader and advocate on community-wide initiatives like READ Jax, Parents Who Lead, and 1000 by 2025..
“Big things are possible and accomplished because we work so well together,” said Rachael Tutwiler-Fortune, president of the Jacksonville Public education Fund, in her letter of support for the nomination. “She has demonstrated her appreciation and value for the role we played as an advocate for the improvement of our schools, attending every forum JPEF hosted for the community ahead of tax referendums.”
“We applaud school district leaders who make it a priority to foster private-sector support of public education through their local education foundations,” said Mary Chance, Consortium president. “This year’s recipients are outstanding examples of the many individuals who advocate for our local education foundations and help us raise more than $83 million annually to innovate learning and power the potential of students and teachers.”
About the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations:
The Consortium is the membership organization for Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations. Established in 1987, the Consortium connects individuals, organizations, and financial resources to build the capacity and effectiveness of Florida’s local education foundations. Together, Consortium members raise more than $83 million annually for a variety of locally driven initiatives and are led by 1,200 board members, 80% of whom are local business and community leaders working in partnership with school district leaders. The Consortium manages the nation’s only 1:1 legislative match for education foundation initiatives and a variety of privately funded grant programs. To learn more about the Consortium or connect with any member local education foundation, visit https://educationfoundationsfl.org.