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2001 News Release
Inez Moore Tenenbaum, South Carolina State Superintendent of Education, to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Greensboro, N.C. - The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a nonprofit educational institution with a singular focus on leadership, has named Inez Moore Tenenbaum, South Carolina State Superintendent of Education, the recipient of its third annual Distinguished Alumni Award.

Tenenbaum attended the Center's Leadership at the Peak program in March 2000, and she has been instrumental in making leadership a fundamental requirement for school reform as part of South Carolina's strategic plan for education.

"It is thrilling to be selected for such a prestigious honor," Tenenbaum said. "I'd like to think that this award recognizes the work of our entire team here at the State Department of Education. There's no doubt in my mind that we're making progress toward our goal, and that is to provide a top-quality education for every student in South Carolina."

"We are delighted to have among the ranks of our alumni individuals of the stature, accomplishments and dynamism of Inez Tenenbaum," says John Alexander, CCL President. "Ms. Tenenbaum and her team are committed to improving public education in South Carolina at every level, and she has made leadership development for superintendents, principals, and other administrators one of her top priorities. Not only is she a creative leader in her own right, she is enabling educators throughout her state to become better leaders."

A former schoolteacher and attorney, Tenenbaum is committed to raising the quality of education in South Carolina through comprehensive and sustained reform. Her priorities include raising academic standards through accountability; making sure every child starts school ready to learn; improving the quality of the state's principals and teachers; ensuring that schools are safe and healthy places for learning; and increasing the support of parents and communities in public schools.

Tenenbaum is also the founder of the South Carolina Center for Family Policy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reforming the state's juvenile justice system. Prior to creating the Center for Family Policy, she practiced with the law firm of Sinkler & Boyd, P.A. from 1986-1992.

The Center will present the Distinguished Alumni Award to Ward during its third annual Friends of the Center Leadership Conference being held in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Inc., May 30 - June 1, 2001, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Center for Creative Leadership Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1999 to honor the accomplishments and continuing growth and development of individuals who have participated in its leadership development programs. Through this annual recognition of one of its alumni, the Center hopes to inspire leaders everywhere to continue to face their daily leadership challenges with courage, optimism, spirit and grace. Previous award recipients include Gen. Norman P. Schwarzkopf (U.S. Army Retired).

About the Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's Top 5 providers of executive education by Financial Times and in the Top 10 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; New Delhi-NCR, India; and Shanghai, China.

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