Scholastic and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) are excited to announce that Nikolai P. Vitti, the Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent, has been recognized as the 2022 Urban Superintendent of the Year at CGCS’s 66th Annual Fall Conference. Also known as the Green-Garner Award, the honor is named after Richard R. Green, first African American chancellor of the New York City school system, and Edward Garner, a businessman and former school board president of the Denver Public Schools.
Out of the 77 largest urban public-school systems in the country, nine superintendents competed for the nation’s most prestigious urban education award, which recognizes outstanding leadership, organization management, student achievement, and more.
Since 2017, Superintendent Vitti has worked to not only improve the district, but the surrounding community as well. In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, the district successfully fed over two million families, and in collaboration with the city’s businesses, raised over $20 million to provide all students the necessary tech gear to learn from home.
Along with receiving the honor of the 2022 Green-Garner Award, Vitti also receives a $10,000 college scholarship to be presented to a student of his choice in the Detroit Public Schools Community School District.
Congratulations Superintendent Vitti!
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