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CHS Principal Accepts Prestigious Award!

As we’d proudly announced in our May 6 article, Principal Amy Minor of Colchester High School was named the 2013/2014 Vermont Principal of the Year by the Vermont Principals’ Association!

Ms. Minor accepted her award in a July 30 ceremony in Killington. Expressing her appreciation for her colleagues and faculty, she offered some perspective on building effective and meaningful relationships with students and the immense benefits those relationships so often have.

CHS Principal Amy Minor and her husband at the July 30 award ceremony in Killington
CHS Principal Amy Minor and her husband at the July 30 award ceremony in Killington

Candidates for the award must exemplify personal excellence and collaborative leadership. Ms. Minor’s numerous nominations for the honor were based upon her steadfast demonstration of a multitude of qualities, including but not limited to:

  • continuous professional growth
  • values, beliefs, and attitudes that encourage others to higher levels of performance
  • an instructional focus in managing administrative tasks
  • recognizing, appreciating, and serving the needs of diverse constituencies in the school community
  • involving teachers, staff members, parents, students, and the community in creating and fostering a shared vision for the school
  • providing focus and direction to ensure alignment of practices, programs, and initiatives with the school’s vision, mission, and goals
  • utilizing available technology tools for school management and operation
  • improving teaching, learning, and assessment by implementing practices, programs, and improvement efforts on the basis of multiple sources of data
  • knowledge of learning, teaching, assessment practices, research, and programs that maximize student performance
  • developing and maintaining cocurricular programs that complement the curriculum while fostering students’ academic success
  • ensuring that each student has the best possible chance of realizing success by providing a customized plan that takes into account the needs of individual learners in relation to learning time, setting, methods, and course sequence
  • leading in the use of available technology for management and delivery of instruction and assessment as well as the advancement of learning, invention, and creativity.
  • creating a school climate that is warm, inviting, safe, and secure
  • organizing the school so that all social, economic, and racial/ethnic groups have equal access to all school programs and providing the support needed for student success
  • leading in the use of available technology to meet the unique learning needs of each student

Powerful leadership in our schools—including an engaging, creative, proactive mind-set—is fundamental and paramount to quality educational experiences for our students. Congratulations, and well done, Principal Minor!

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