Principal, Teacher Receive NAACP–MCPS Awards
Teacher Jacob Scott (left) and Principal Benjamin OuYang were honored at the annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner on May 1.
Benjamin OuYang, principal of Parkland Middle School, and Jacob Scott, ESOL math teacher at Montgomery Blair High School, have been named the 2011 NAACP–MCPS Outstanding Principal and Teacher of the Year.
At Parkland, OuYang cultivates a message to students and staff that education is the pathway to success. He implements the four R’s—Rigor, Relevancy, Relationships and Routines, which lead students to success. OuYang’s policies and high expectations have dramatically lowered suspensions at his school. He continues to embrace different cultures and backgrounds by hosting African American Achievement Nights, Latino Academic Achievement Nights, and other academic achievement programs to highlight excellence in all students.
At Blair, Scott is dedicated to inspiring students of all backgrounds and abilities, especially students who have English as a second language. He creates an environment to engage and motivate students and encourages them to master coursework and succeed in school. Scott speaks Spanish, some Vietnamese, and is able to connect with his students and their parents. His teaching style is innovative, productive and purposeful.
OuYang and Scott were honored at the Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner on May 1 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel.
Last Updated: 5/17/2011