Mrs. Malone, the principal of the district’s charter school, the High School for Health Professions, recently received the Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Drum Major Innovation Service Award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership.
The award is given in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans (WHIEEAA).
The MLK Jr. Drum Major Innovation Service Award is awarded to volunteers who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service focusing on innovative approaches to serving students.
The term service, included leading through outreach, mission-driven service, volunteerism, ministry, etc. focused on innovative educational experiences for students.
Malone was nominated for upholding the legacy of MLK Jr. and the impact that she is making on students and people in the Orangeburg community. She was recently invited to attend a Washington event Honoring MLK Jr.’s Legacy: Celebrating Innovative Pathways to Success, where she was recognized for her service.