Congratulations to Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley, named 2016 Educational Leader of Northern Virginia by the Theta Tau Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Crawley was presented with the 2016 Education Leadership Award at the Founders Day Celebration of the fraternity in Manassas on Jan. 9.
(Courtesy Photo)He was acknowledged for his commitment to students, his excellence in education and his involvement in the community in promoting education. “Dr. Crawley met all these standards and more, which put him at the top of our list for this award,” said Michael Ferby of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Crawley became a member of the fraternity during his undergraduate studies at Hampton University. The university has a history of notable educators including civil rights leader Booker T. Washington, who taught at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Members of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. must meet certain academic standards, be active in community service and continue to show commitment in their chosen profession.
“I am deeply honored to be given this award. It means a lot to be recognized by my peers. We are working hard to ensure ACPS is a high-performing school division, embraces its diversity and serves every student regardless of their need,” said Dr. Crawley.
Past recipients of the award include Rod Paige, United States Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2005 under President George W. Bush; Dr. Samuel Robinson, who founded the Lincoln Foundation in Kentucky; and the Honorable Robert Bobb, former Emergency Financial Manager for Detroit Public Schools. Bobb was president of the Washington, D.C. board of education from 2006 to 2009. Before that he was the longest-serving African-American city manager in the United States, with a total of 30 years employment in the field.