Newark Charter School Principal Honored with National Leadership Award
NEWARK — The principal of the North Star Academy High School in Newark was honored with a Ryan Award Tuesday for his exceptional leadership.
Michael Mann was told of the national honor in a surprise ceremony at the school. Mann is of three principals nationwide to receive the award from the Accelerate Institute in Chicago, a non-profit organization focused on urban school leadership and closing the K-12 achievement gap.
Under Mann’s leadership, North Star’s students outperformed 93 percent of all schools in New Jersey, according to the school. All members of the senior class were accepted into college.
Mann receives a $25,000 honorarium and the opportunity to teach future school leaders.