Cynthia A. Rudrud
Principal (retired), Raymond S. Kellis High School, Glendale, Arizona, M.A. in English Education, Northern Arizona University
Nominee: Richard W. Riley
Joan Countryman retired in June 2005 after twelve years as Head of Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island, a Quaker school for girls in grades kindergarten through twelve with co-educational infant and pre-school programs. Previously, she served as Assistant Head for Academic Planning and Director of Studies at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia where she taught mathematics from 1970 to 1993. She has also lectured at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a consultant to the School District of Philadelphia. Her publications include Writing to Learn Mathematics (1992), “Is Gender an Issue in Math?” in Math and Science for Girls (1993), and Black Images in American Literature(1977).
Cindy Rudrud is principal of Raymond S. Kellis High School in the Peoria Unified School District in Arizona, the sixth high school in the district, which opened in August, 2004 with a freshman class. She has served her district as a planning principal for the new school and a district supervisor providing support to her colleagues. She also was principal of Cactus High School, Peoria Unifed, from 1993 – 2003.
Cindy came to the principalship in 1989 from a background in staff development and teaching English. Mrs. Rudrud was the 2004 President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and has served as President – elect of NASSP, a member of the Council of the International Confederation of Principals, a member of the National Honor Society National Committee and Scholarship Board, the NASSP Board of Directors, and was 1998 Arizona MetLife State Principal of the Year. She is currently a member of the Arizona Department of Education High School Renewal and Improvement State Team.