Bay Farm School Earns National Honor

Courtesy photo U.S. Department of Education officials Andrea Falken, Director of U.S. Department of Education, Green Ribbon Schools and Adam Honeysett, Managing Director of State and Local Engagement flank Bay Farm Elementary School’s Principal Babs Freitas, Media Center teacher, Roxanne Clement and teacher and Go Green coordinator Michele Kuttner during a ceremony honoring the school for its efforts to protect the environment.

 

Principal Babs Freitas, teacher and Go Green coordinator Michele Kuttner and Media Center teacher, Roxanne Clement traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition ceremony to accept the award for Bay Farm Elementary School. Bay Farm was one of 47 schools honored. The local school was the only public school nominated for this federal program by the California Department of Education Green Ribbon School committee in 2016.

“It was so exciting to represent Alameda for the first time at this event,” said Kuttner.

Green Ribbon Schools are recognized for their commitment to conservation of resources, environmental education and work to improve health and wellness of students and staff. Find out more about the green school program at www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/faq.html