Principal and Teacher from Conners-Emerson School Meet with Senator Collins in Washington

The Bar Harbor school is a National Blue Ribbon recipient

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Susan Collins met today with Conners-Emerson School Principal Barbara Neilly and teacher Rebecca Edmondson in her Washington, D.C., office. Earlier this year, Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Conners-Emmerson School is one of only three Maine schools—and one of only 342 public and private schools nationwide—to be recognized for this highly prestigious achievement in 2017.  Conners-Emerson School was first named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2004.

“Since first being named a National Blue Ribbon School 13 years ago, educators and staff at Conners-Emerson School have deepened and expanded standards-based teaching and learning,” said Senators Collins. “This Blue Ribbon Award is a tribute not only to the students, but also to the administrators, teachers, staff, and parents of Connors-Emerson School.  I congratulate the entire Bar Harbor community for this well-deserved recognition.”


For 35 years, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Blue Ribbon schools are recognized for overall academic excellence or for making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.