Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame

Pintavalle Inducted into Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame
Posted on 05/15/2023
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Jostens has announced that Brazoswood High School’s Rita Pintavalle has been inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame, a prestigious recognition given to outstanding educators who have made a significant impact in their schools and communities. Jostens recognizes the successes and achievements of the nation’s finest educators. The selection process for this award involves a thorough review of data and documentation, as well as recommendations that support and validate all winners.

Pintavalle, who has been serving as the principal of Brazoswood High School for eight years, was selected for her dedication to creating a positive and engaging school culture that fosters student success. Under her leadership, the school has implemented various programs that promote academic excellence, character development, and student involvement. Under Jostens Renaissance, Pintavalle has led Brazoswood High School to earn National Awards -a Platinum School in 2022, Teacher of the Month 2020 & 2022 (Stephanie Jess); Student of the Month 2023 (Gracie Price); Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Pintavalle and her staff have presented the story of Brazoswood’s Campus Culture Change at conferences the last several years. The following is a list of some of the topics they presented.

  • 2022 - Leadership is Not One Size Fits All
  • 2022 - How to Build a Culture of PRIDE
  • 2018 - Taking PRIDE to the Digital Level
  • 2018 - Raise your Culture Through Ren Revival
  • Happy R Presentation, March 2023 - Creating Partnerships and Service Projects

The Jostens Renaissance program, which was founded in 1988, aims to transform school culture and inspire students to reach their full potential. The Hall of Fame is a recognition of educators who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to support student growth and achievement.

Pintavalle expressed her gratitude for the recognition, saying that it was a testament to the hard work of the entire school community. "I am honored to receive this award on behalf of Brazoswood High School," she said. "It is a reflection of the commitment and dedication of our teachers, staff, students, and families to create a positive and supportive learning environment."

Pintavalle has been honored by several organizations  for her leadership. These honors inmclude:

  • Top 50 Women Leader in Houston (Women We Admire 2023) Houston Women
  • Leaders Panelist 2020, Texas Study Committee 2020-23, HEB Excellence in Education top 25
  • Semi-Finalist 2019, Rand American School Leader Panel (ongoing), Secondary Principal of the year for BISD 2018
  • Jostens Renaissance National Speaker 2018, 2020, 2022, 2023 (culture and climate)
  • CKH National Showcase Campus 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, TASSP Speaker (ongoing)
  • TASSP Officer 2011-2016; President of TASSP 2014-2015
  • TASSP State Coordinator
  • 2016-2017, Advocate for Education in DC 2014, 2016
  • TEA TPESS Steering Committee
  • Region XI Principal of the Year 2014
  • Honored guest speaker at Baylor University 2013, 2014

For over 30 years, Jostens has partnered with educators to renew school climate and culture through the Jostens Renaissance program and philosophy. Thousands of schools across North America are proud to call themselves “Jostens Renaissance” schools, sharing a sense of pride that is reflected in the results seen in improved academic performance, behavior, student engagement, and overall school spirit. Jostens Renaissance Education is a team within Jostens that is dedicated to providing conferences, workshops and content to educators. More information about Jostens Renaissance is available at

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