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Provided photo  State Sen. Gayle Manning presents a senate proclamation to John Monteleone, principal of Washington Elementary School, 1025 W. 23rd St., Lorain, with Lorain Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Graham, left. Monteleone was honored May 11, 2016, by the Ohio Senate because he was selected as a Top Latino Education Leader, one of 10 in the country, by National Council of La Raza for his work with Latino students.
Provided photo State Sen. Gayle Manning presents a senate proclamation to John Monteleone, principal of Washington Elementary School, 1025 W. 23rd St., Lorain, with Lorain Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Graham, left. Monteleone was honored May 11, 2016, by the Ohio Senate because he was selected as a Top Latino Education Leader, one of 10 in the country, by National Council of La Raza for his work with Latino students.

The Morning Journal (Link to original article)

State Sen. Gayle Manning honored Lorain Principal John Monteleone with a Senate proclamation because of a national Latino award.

According to a news release from Manning’s office:

The National Council of La Raza selected Monteleone as a Top Latino Education Leader, one of 10 in the United States, for his work with Latino students.

An English Language Learners program for Lorain Schools, a district with about 6,600 students, is centered at Washington Elementary School, 1025 W. 23rd St., Lorain.

A Lorain native whose entire career unfolded in the district, Monteleone has served for four years as principal at the school.

Monteleone attended specialized training as an advocate for Latino students. He serves as a fellow for the National Institute for Latino School Leaders, NCLR.

“The Lorain community, especially the students at Washington Elementary, are incredibly fortunate to have Mr. Monteleone’s passion and expertise,” Manning said. “Mr. Monteleone’s continuous efforts on behalf of Latino students in Lorain will now be displayed nationwide and I am certain that he will gain valuable skills to bring back to all students in our community.”

Fellows were chosen from seven states for training to provide insight, highlight best practices and inform policies that impact Latino youth in the public school system.