Community Service Award to Maureen Joy Principal Alex Quigley

QuigleyAwardWebEvery year the Durham Rotary Club presents a Community Service Award to a non-Rotarian who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Durham community. This year the award was presented to Alex Quigley by Past President Arthur Rogers. Alex is the Principal of the Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham. More about the school is in the account of the presentation he made to the club written up by Allen Cronenberg.

Alex has devoted his life to ensuring that children have access to an excellent education, no matter their socio-economic status.  After working as a Teach For America teacher and administrator, Alex became principal of Maureen Joy Charter School in June 2009.  Under Alex’s leadership, the school has made great advances in academic achievement, despite the fact that most of the children come from disadvantaged circumstances.  The school provides lunch and transportation, easing access for many families. Alex is partnering with DPS Superintendent Eric Becoats to formulate a plan for DPS dropout prevention. He is one of the outstanding education leaders in America today.

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