Congratulations to Barbara Johnson! Barbara is the Program Coordinator at Stagebridge’s Storybridge program in Oakland, California. Stagebridge’s Storybridge program has been nationally recognized for its work by the MetLife Foundation and the US Department of Education, largely due to Barbara’s focus and commitment.
Following close behind Barbara, were our two finalists, Barbara Friedman of Boston, MA and Karen Sheehan of Haverhill, MA. You can read more about all three here.
This marks the first year of celebrating the Fran Pratt award and we have been so pleased with the feedback. We received an overwhelming response in nominations–so many wonderful stories of the amazing IG work being done throughout the US (and beyond). Our judges read each nomination and were asked to rank their top 5 nominees. Those rankings were given a numerical value and the scores from all the judges were tallied to result in one clear winner and two tied for runner-up, giving us the two finalists for 2018.
Congratulations to all those that were nominated and thank you to all those doing incredible work! We look forward to celebrating in 2019 with the call for nominations opening in August 2019.