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2013 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Leadership Winner

Carolyne Albert-Garvey, Principal, Maury Elementary School


Carolyne Albert-Garvey began her school leadership career by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Trinity University and a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Education and Adult Training from The George Washington University. The first eleven years of her educational career were spent teaching at the elementary level. Ms. Albert-Garvey is a native French speaker from New Brunswick, Canada and taught in several French language immersion programs in Canada, Maryland and Virginia.

In 2004, Ms. Albert-Garvey was accepted into the New Leaders for New Schools program and became the resident principal at JC Nalle Elementary School in Southeast Washington. Ms. Albert-Garvey was the principal at Ben W. Murch Elementary School in Northwest Washington from 2005 to 2007, and principal at Friendship Chamberlain School from 2007 to 2009. She has served as principal at Maury Elementary since 2009. ┬áMs. Albert-Garvey’s major accomplishments include a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for Foreign Language Teachers in 1991, an NEH Fellowship for Foreign Language Teachers in 1996, a Department of Education Blue Ribbon while at Murch Elementary School in 2007, and becoming an Ashoka Changemaker School Leader in 2013.