News For Principals

Happy Summer: We hope you are making plans to join us in Killington, VT on August 5-7 for our Annual VPA Leadership Academy. Dr Andy Hargreaves, Author of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School, is our keynoter for August 5th PLUS seven excellent learning strands PLUS a wonderful closing presenter (Christine Ward), PLUS Networking, PLUS Principals of the Year, PLUS+PLUS+PLUS.  Killington=The place where Vermont's leaders meet. Ken Page, VPA Director, 
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2015 Principals of the Year!
  • William Olsen, Principal of Rutland High School, has been chosen as the MetLife/National Association of Secondary Schools High School Principal of the Year;
  • Ryan Parkman, Principal of Northfield Middle/High School is the selection for the Robert F. Pierce Vermont Secondary Principal of the Year; plus, since he has excelled at leading a grade 7-12 school, the selection committee also selected Ryan to receive the MetLife/National Assessment of Secondary Schools Principals Middle Level Award;
  • Rosemary FitzSimons, Principal of Wardsboro Elementary School, is the winner of the Henry Giaguque Vermont Elementary Principal of the Year.
  • William Anton, Principal of Dover Elementary School, is the winner of the National Distinguished Principal Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals;
  • Dean Stearns, Director of the River Bend Career and Technical Center in Bradford is named as the 2015 Vermont Technical Director of the Year;
  • Georgie Andrews, Assistant Principal of the St.Albans City School is the winner of the Vermont Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year
  • Steve Cone, Assistant Principal of Riverside Middle School in Springfield is the winner of the National Association of Secondary Principals and Virco Assistant Principal of the Year from Vermont.
Read the PRESS RELEASE: 2015 VPA Principals of the Year

VPA Notes

  • Frank Pecora, retired administrator and baseball coach from Northfield High School, has the distinction of being the first Vermonter to be inducted into the National Federation of High School Sports Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Frank! Click here to read more
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