Awards & Achievements

2016 Winner of DC Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Essay Contest in ESL category (Maria Elena Van Maren)

2016 DC Association for Chartered Public Schools Award for Most Outstanding Adult Student (Maxine Gorman)

2015 Named Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

2015 DC Association for Chartered Public Schools Award for Most Outstanding Parent (Anabel Cruz)

2015 Winner of DC Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Essay Contest in ESL category (Manuche Gonclaves)

2013, 2014, & 2015 One of six school-based partnerships selected to receive the Community Schools Incentive Initiative grant from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education

2013 DC Association of Chartered Public Schools Award for Most Outstanding Teacher/Leader (Judy Kittleson)

2013 National Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Finalist (Judy Kittleson)

2012 Flamboyan Foundation Family Engagement Partnership School

2011 Josephine Baker Award for Charter School Excellence

2010 Washington Area Women’s Foundation Leadership Award

2009 National Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Finalist (Karen Hertzler)

2009 Verizon Tech Savvy Regional Award

2007 DC Public Charter School Board New Territories Award for the “Most Innovative Mission”

2006 National Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year (Mark Faloni)

2004 National Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year (Lorie Preheim)

Christie McKay, Executive Director of Briya, and Noelani Mussman, Director of Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction, accept Briya’s award as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.