• Women's History Month

Board Observance

  • Women's History Month
    Providing Healing, Promoting Hope
    Virtual Awards Ceremony and Presentation

    Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 4:30 p.m.

    Master and Mistress of Ceremonies
    Commissioner Camille Simmons

    Welcome and Greetings
    President Cynthia Elliott, Board of Education

    Dr. Lesli Myers-Small, Superintendent of Schools
    Dr. Shaun Nelms, Superintendent of East EPO

    Keynote Speaker
    Allison Hinman, Deputy Director
    National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

    Special Presentation
    Art Force 5 Women’s Empowerment 
    Dan Napolitano, Associate Dean-School of Art and Design, Alfred University
    Regina Maier, Department of Arts
    Dr. Alice Holloway Young School of Excellence School No. 3
    Anna Murray-Douglass Academy School No. 12
    Mary McLeod Bethune School No. 45

    Recognition of High Scholars

    Closing Remarks
    Vice President Beatriz LeBron, Board of Education


  • DID YOU KNOW:  The 2022 Women's History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org

2021-22 High Scholars

  • Each year, the Rochester City School District Board of Education recognizes women academic high scholars in our high schools that have an average GPA of 4.0 or better. Congratulations to our scholars on their incredible commitment to their education and academic success. A special thanks to all parents, family members, mentors, teachers, and other school staff who support our students each day.

    Jossmaire Aponte
    East Upper School
    Principal Marlene Blocker

    Emerina Sibomana
    Edison Career & Technology High School
    Principal Jacob Scott

    Janeia Ann Edwards
    Franklin Upper School
    Principal Rick Smith 

    Mya Dickerson
    James Monroe Upper School
    Principal Jason Muhammad 

    Shaiona Peavy
    Northeast College High School
    Principal Nakia Burrows

    Suweido Ali
    Rochester International Academy
    Principal Mary Andrecolich-Montesano

    Noemi Lopez
    Rochester Early College International High School
    Principal Uma Mehta 

    Ella Tarasuk
    School of the Arts
    Principal Kelly Nicastro

    Kasijana Britt
    School Without Walls
    Principal Coretta Bridges

    Morgan Grandberry
    Joseph C. Wilson Commencement Academy High School
    Principal Julie VanDerwater 

    Aaniyah Simmons
    World of Inquiry School No. 58
    Principal Kwame Donko-Hanson