Roger León, superintendent of Newark Board of Education in Newark, N.J., has been named the winner of the Save The Music Foundation’s 16th annual Administrator Award for Distinguished Support of Music Education.
The award was presented at the 2nd General Session of AASA’s National Conference on Education on Friday, Feb. 19.
León was born in the city of Newark, grew up in the city of Newark and has spent 25 years of service to the children in the Newark Public Schools.
This award recognizes one superintendent or school district CEO who has exhibited outstanding commitment to restoring music education in his or her school district. León was chosen for his deep commitment to providing students across the city of Newark with a well-rounded education that includes music.
See more details in the AASA press release.