Position: Principal School: James A. Foshay Learning Center
School District: Los Angeles Unified School District
City, State: Los Angeles, CA
About the Nominee: Yvonne Garrison Edwards is an advocate for children and a strong supporter of her teachers. She leads by example. Yvonne encourages her staff to work with the "whole" child, for example supporting the efforts to keep her kids academically and physically challenged through the Read to Achieve and Get Fit programs. The school also has successful mentoring programs on campus for foster youth and gang prevention. Foshay is a living example of what is right with public education and Yvonne Garrison Edwards is the kind of leader who puts kids first and continues to create a positive learning environment where her students can succeed and thrive.