HC DrugFree Executive Director Received Jack Epstein Multicultural Education Award

Today, at the Maryland Multicultural Conference held at Marriotts Ridge High School, Joan Webb Scornaienchi was awarded the 2017 Jack Epstein Award for exemplary contributions and commitment to multicultural education in Maryland. 

Joan Webb Scornaienchi 2017 winner of the Jack Epstein Award

Joan Webb Scornaienchi 2017 winner of the Jack Epstein Award

Pictured with past winners of the Jack Epstein Award from left to right: Later named Acting Superintendent of Howard County Public Schools (Previous State Superintendent of West Virginia Schools and Superintendent of St. Mary's County MD Public Schools)  Dr. Michael Martirano, retired from the MD State Dept of Education Linda Shevitz, Joan, and retired from Harford County Public School System Cathy Price

Pictured with past winners of the Jack Epstein Award from left to right: Later named Acting Superintendent of Howard County Public Schools (Previous State Superintendent of West Virginia Schools and Superintendent of St. Mary's County MD Public Schools)  Dr. Michael Martirano, retired from the MD State Dept of Education Linda Shevitz, Joan, and retired from Harford County Public School System Cathy Price

The award was presented by the Maryland Multicultural Coalition, the state chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). This year's conference theme was Journey to Excellence with Equity in Education and marked the 38th anniversary of the Maryland Multicultural Coalition at the 24th annual Maryland Multicultural Coalition Conference.

The following six goals are central to the National Association for Multicultural Education's philosophy: * To respect and appreciate cultural diversity. * To promote the understanding of unique cultural and ethnic heritages. * To promote the development of culturally responsible and responsive curricula. * To facilitate acquisition of the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to function among various cultural groups. * To eliminate racism and discrimination in society. * To achieve social, political, economic, and educational equity. 

Click here to read more about Jack Epstein and the creation of this award.