SUPERINTENDENT
DR. ROMULES DURANT
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AWARDS
2018 Inductee into the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame
Winner of the Leadership Award from the Ohio Association of Black School Educators
2017 Nominee for a 2017 Touchstone Award from The Press Club of Toledo in the Contributor category
The Unsung Hero Award from BCSN
Named Toledo’s Guidance Counselor by the Toledo City Paper
2016 Community Education Service Award given by the Spirit of Truth Gospel Singers
2015 Grand Marshal of The Blade’s Holiday Parade (November) and of the 44th Annual Old West End Festival King
Wamba Parade (June)
Honored to receive the Alumnus of the Year Award from UT’s Judith Herb College of Education
Named the 2014 Community Role Model of the Year (and runner-up for Best Dressed) by the Toledo City
Paper
Received the 2014 OSBA Team Leadership Award
Recipient of the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Incorporated, Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter
2014 President's Award from the Area Office on Aging for efforts on behalf of senior citizens
Excellence in Leadership Award from the Ohio School Boards Association
2013 Recipient of the Perry Burroughs Democratic Women's Club's Community Image Award
Given the Student African American Brotherhood District Chapter of the Year Award
Recipient of the Outstanding SAAB Coordinator Award
2012 Recipient of the Calla Lily Educator's Award from the national sorority of Phi Delta Kappa
Winner of the leadership award from 20 Under 40 Toledo
Recipient of the SAAB District Chapter of the Year Award
Received the Youth Award from the Toledo branch of the NAACP
2011 Received the Freedom Fund Award from the Toledo branch of the NAACP
2010 Inducted into the Morrison R. Waite Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Recipient of the Emerging Leader Award from the African American Legacy Project
2009 Inducted into the Morrison R. Waite Athletic Hall of Fame
2008 Two-time nominee for the award given by 20 Under 40 Toledo
2007 Received an honorary proclamation from a former Toledo mayor for work with the North End Beautification
Project
Coined the term ‘collective factor’ as being the collective means of today's achievement gap; The Collective
Factor of Social Oppression and Urban Poverty on the Achievement of Black Students considered for
Dissertation of the Year
2002 Recognition of Distinguished Citizenship from Toledo City Council
Honors recognition from both the Ohio Senate and the House of Representatives as a Distinguished Citizen
Inducted into the Birmingham Hall of Fame
2001 Chosen as a member of the Inter-Collegiate Urban Leadership Development Program
1997
& 1994
Two time winner of the Jon Binder Heart & Courage Award given by the University of Toledo
Communications (Aug 2013-Present)
Community Service