Bracy to earn CCIA honor

Dr. Bracy to earn CCIA honor for leadership in education
Posted on 11/12/2019
Dr. Bracy


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Portsmouth Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracy, III has been named an honoree of Church and Community in Action (CCIA) for the organization’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, which will be held Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.


Annually, CCIA uses the breakfast to honor King’s life and legacy while also highlighting “the service and commitment of our leaders in the community who make a compelling difference within our city, community and in the lives of our citizenry.”

Bracy has been selected as the honoree in the field of education.

“This is a tremendous honor,” Bracy said. “I am humbled to be recognized at an event highlighting the historic work of Dr. King, and I am grateful to the CCIA’s leadership for including me in this year’s selection of honorees.”

Bracy joined Portsmouth Public Schools in 2015, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a guidance counselor and school administrator. 

In his tenure as Superintendent, Bracy has led Portsmouth Public Schools to a sharp increase in school accreditation from 6 of 19 testing schools to 14 of 19 accredited. In addition, Dr. Bracy expanded classroom opportunities for students throughout the city. He increased career and technical education programs that prepare students for industry-level jobs right out of high school. He also helped expand a dual enrollment program called First College, in partnership with Tidewater Community College. 

The CCIA Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast will be held Jan. 20, at 8 a.m., at the Edmonds Center (2714 Frederick Boulevard, Portsmouth VA).

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