BOSTON, Mass. - Janet Turnbull Irving was awarded the CASE Distinguished Friend of Education Award on January 30 at a ceremony in Boston. CASE, or the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is a national professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and allied areas. This award honors an individual whose volunteer service has helped advance education even though he or she is not a graduate of that institution.

Janet Irving's outstanding service to Maple Street School, as co-founder, long-time board chairwoman, author of four strategic plans, and chairwoman of two capital campaigns, has made a lasting difference. Because of her vision, time, and effort Maple Street School is a true Beacon of Excellence in elementary education.

She was nominated by Head of School, Fran Bisselle, who stated, "Janet accomplished something incredibly meaningful for the hundreds of alumni and families who have experienced Maple Street in the past, and for the 100 wide-eyed children who experience academic excellence and joyful learning daily." In the last five years, the winners of this award all came from the higher education community, and not independent elementary schools.

It is significant that Irving received this prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to Maple Street School.

Maple Street School is an independent day school serving children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.


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