LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools received the 2019 Values Driven Award of Excellence by Cognia.

Regional Director of Cognia Lori Franke-Hopkins presented the award to Board President Andrew Roffman and Superintendent Jeremy Tucker.

The award recognizes institutions in the Midwest that model values through day-to-day efforts to improve outcomes for their students, a press release states. Values honored by the award include dreaming big; standing for the learner; being driven, bold and daring; and building connections internally and externally.

"LPS embraces innovation and risk-taking from the school perspective, staff perspective and student perspective," Hopkins said. "The instructional staff is allowed to dream big in their approach to meeting their students' need to succeed while they forge quality relationships."

Cognia is a nonprofit, improvement organization that conducts on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and provides resources and support to education leaders around the globe. Nominations for this award are submitted.

"Similar to other accolades we receive, this is simply a testament to the hard work put in by our staff, our students, our families and our community, Tucker said. "Without this incredible support, these accomplishments would not be possible."

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