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Principal Dr Dilhani Uswatte

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Dr. Dilhani Uswatte

Education:
Doctorate in Educational Leadership- University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013
Educational Specialist Degree in Education Leadership- University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011
Masters Degree in Educational Leadership- University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2004
Bachelors Degree in Intermediate Education (math/science specialization)- Queen's University, Ontario, Canada, 2007
Bachelors Degree in Biology- Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2006

Educational Experience:
Principal, Rocky Ridge Elementary, 2014-Present
Assistant Principal, Rocky Ridge Elementary, 2010-2014
Eighth Grade Math Teacher and Math Department Facilitator, Berry Middle School, 2002-2010
Math and Science Teacher, St. Paul's High School, 1997-2002

Awards/Recognitions:
2022 Appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board by Secretary of Education, Dr. Cardona
2022 Truman M. Pierce Leadership Award for Educational Leadership and Outstanding Contributions Beyond Expectations which advance the direction of education in Alabama 
2022 Education Fellow for the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream Museum, Washington, DC
2020 AL National Distinguished Principal
District IV National Distinguished Principal of the Year 2019
Council of Leaders of Alabama Schools (CLAS) Education Leader of the Year 2019
Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators (AAESA) Education Leader of the Year 2019
District IV AAESA CLAS Leader of the Year 2019
University of Alabama at Birmingham Alumni Award for Leadership, 2015
National Milken Educator Award, 2009
Hoover City School's Positive Image Award, 2009
Alabama Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame Award, Hoover City Schools, 2008
Alabama Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame Award, State of Alabama, 2008

Contact Dr. Uswatte at (205) 439-2900 or via email