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Bearden High School Principal Named Tennessee State Principal of the Year
June 2016 John C. Bartlett, principal of Bearden High School, has been named the 2016 State Principal of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Secondary School Principals. Dr. Bartlett will join his/her fellow state principals of the year from across the country for consideration as 2017 National Principal of the Year in a program conducted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
John Bartlett is currently the principal at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to his arrival at Bearden in 2008, he served as principal at Loudon High School in Loudon, Tennessee, from 2004-2008 and taught US History and coached baseball from 1996-2004 at Bledsoe County High School in Pikeville, Tennessee.
“NASSP is proud to highlight the incredible work that these principals are doing in our nation’s schools,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “State principals of the year show all educators the strides schools and students can make when a principal is committed to raising student achievement through personalization and collaboration.”
The NASSP National Principal of the Year program convenes the year’s top principal from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools to be honored at a three-day Institute in Washington, DC, September 11–14, 2016. During the event, principals will meet with their elected officials to discuss legislation that impacts education, participate in professional development and network with NASSP staff and their peers, and be officially recognized for their achievement during an awards program.
From this pool of state winners, three national finalists are named in August and interviewed by a distinguished panel of judges during the Institute. The 2017 NASSP National Principal of the Year will be announced at the winner’s school during National Principals Month in October.
Additional information about the NASSP National Principal of the Year program can be found at www.nassp.org/poy.
Congratulations to Cassandra Dowd! She has been named the Tennessee Assisant Principal of the Year for 2016.
Assistant Principal of the Year Applications are now available online at www.nassp.org
Blackman High School
Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) has named Mrs. Stephanie Ham, Lead Librarian for Metro-Nashville Public Schools, to TASL’s Distinguished Administrator Honor Roll. Librarian Cami Townsel nominated Mrs. Ham for this honor. She is to be commended for his support of school libraries.
The Distinguished Administrator Honor Roll recognizes administrators in Tennessee who have been particularly supportive of a school’s library program. The award, in the form of a certificate, will be presented at the Awards Banquet during this year’s TASL conference in Murfreesboro on October 24th. Completion of some activity or support that enhances the school media program is required in order to receive this award.
Mrs. Ham has been a strong advocate for libraries in Metro-Nashville Public Schools. According to librarian Cami Townsel, Mrs. Ham advocates for school libraries and promotes the role of school librarians as instructional designers. Mrs. Ham handles large district initiatives as well as the needs of individual schools. Ms. Townsel is particularly grateful for new carpeting and shelves at Martin Luther King Academic Magnet School.
School librarians recognize how crucial the support of a good administrator is in developing and maintaining a quality library program that benefits all students. Metro-Nashville Public Schools is to be commended on having an honoree like Mrs. Ham.
from U. S. Department of Education’s Principal Ambassador Fellowship
Details are in development,
but here’s what we currently know:
Because the application
requires a tight turnaround during a challenging time of the year, we
are giving principals this advance notice to begin preparing materials
now. We hope you will consider this opportunity, and if you are fortunate
to be a principal selected to serve as an Ambassador, you can expect the
full support of NAESP and NASSP. We are eager to work with the Department
of Education in bringing principals to the table and letting their voices
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