The Dufour Award

We’re honoring top-performing PLCs, a site powered by Solution Tree, recognizes the highest-performing PLCs from around the globe—and now we want to celebrate the very best of these schools. The first annual DuFour Award honored one outstanding PLC that demonstrated exceptional levels of student achievement. The winner was announced during the Solution Tree Summit on PLC at Work™ in Phoenix, Arizona, February 3–5, 2016, and received a check for $25,000.

The 2016 DuFour Award winner is:

Mason Crest Elementary School, Annandale, Virginia

Each finalist school submitted an essay and created a short video demonstrating their commitment and dedication to:

  • Building a successful Professional Learning Community
  • Improving student learning
  • Advancing instructional best practices

View Mason Crest Elementary School’s video here

Please direct any inquiries regarding the award or nomination process to