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Leonora Noble (WA '98)


At the time of the Award, Leonora Noble was:

Lister Elementary Magnet School
Tacoma, WA

Grade(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Biographical Information

Under principal Leonora (Schmit) Noble, Lister Elementary Magnet School in Tacoma is setting academic and attendance benchmarks for area schools. By combining the school's English as a Second Language and Title I programs into a single, cohesive unit, Ms. (Schmit) Noble and her staff have created smaller learning groups of students taught collaboratively by a highly skilled team of teachers. The result has been an increase in student achievement. She has also improved student attendance through the Attendance Club, which awards banners and prizes to classrooms with the highest attendance. As elementary legislative liaison for the Association of Washington School Principals, Ms. (Schmit) Noble shares her insight and experience in educational administration with her peers.

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Additional Information


2010 Tagumpay Awards, Filipino WA Educator of the Year


2008 Filipino Community Alliance

2007 Phillipine Scouts Heritage Society

1999 State of Washington - Achievement, Assessment, & Accoountability Commission, Governor Appointed

1985 Association of Washington School Principals

Association of Washington School Principals


1985 Masters Ed Administration, University of Puget Sound

1972 University of Puget Sound, B.A.

School Improvement/School Reform, Leadership Coaching, Marzano High Yield Strategies/Classroom Walks & Data Collection/Analysis, Title I Accountability & Sustainability Schoolwide Practices