The Peter R. Marsh Foundation is now receiving nominations for the 2022-23 Silent Servant Scholarship Awards. We are proud to recognize students like Tyler Baldwin below, of Braxton County HS in Sutton, WV, who rushed into his neighbor’s blazing home in the middle of the night and saved the elderly and disabled man’s life by carrying him to safety.
But your nominee does’t have to be a real-life Super Hero like Tyler. All across America high school stduents are performing amazing acts of empathetic community service. By engaging in public service, students acquire empathy and compassion. We know such selfless service provides them personal self-worth and produces greater academic success. As adults, these student-servants become able parents and productive members of society.
Our Scholarship is not a contest. You know who your Silent Servants are. Schools, counselors, teachers and administrators choose their winners by sending us a Nomination Form. It’s simple, fast and free. All you have to do is fill out this short form: https://www.prmfoundation.org/student-nomination-form/
On November 29th, 2021 Tyler Baldwin showed himself to be a true hero. Upon being alerted that his elderly neighbor’s home was on fire and knowing that the gentleman could not walk very well, Tyler ran across the road and into the burning house to help. Tyler was able to carry the gentleman to safety.
But long before this heroic young man saved a life, Tyler was looked up to by his peers for always thinking of others. He remains the kind and empathetic student that is loved by all who know him at Braxton County High in Sutton, WV. He is a true Silent Servant!
Jim Warford is the author of, The Chemistry of Culture: Strategies You Can Use to Create a Culture of Learning. For 15 years Jim Warford was Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Jim is an author, speaker, Leadership and Instructional Coach. He was named in March 2003 as Florida’s first Chancellor of K12 Public Schools. He stepped down in September, 2005 to become Executive Director of the Florida Association of School Administrators, representing over 10,000 Florida school leaders. As a Senior Advisor for the International Center for Leadership in Education, he works with states, districts and schools to provide coaching and executive training and support to school leaders and their staffs.
As Florida’s Chancellor, he led the creation and state-wide implementation of Florida’s Continuous Improvement Model, FCIM, which resulted in that state’s dramatic gains in student achievement and an 80% reduction in the number low-performing schools. FCIM remains Florida’s required intervention for all low-performing schools.
As Superintendent of the Marion County, Florida Public Schools, he first implemented the Continuous Improvement Model district-wide. As a result, school grades went from three “F”, eight “D” and only one “A” school in 1999 to twenty “A”, 16 “B” and no “F” schools in 2003. Under his leadership the high school dropout rate was cut in half.
He taught applied technology courses at the high school level for 17 years and created a Computer Graphics/Video Production program that won many national and state awards. He was named Vanguard High School Teacher of the Year three separate times.
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