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To The Editor:
I am seeking the help of your readers to identify excellent school leaders throughout Vermont. The research is clear: An effective school principal alone can account for up to 25 percent of the student improvement that the whole school makes.
We seek leaders who have made a profound difference on their schools by setting direction for the organization, by developing the people, by redesigning the organization (defined as providing workplace conditions to let motivation and capacities grow) and by managing the instructional program.
Is your principal such a leader? If so, would you take a few moments to nominate this person for a Leadership Award from the Vermont Principals’ Association?
We seek elementary, middle and high school principals and assistant principals for our awards that are given at our annual Leadership Academy in the summer of 2012.
Nominations can come from parents, students, community members and colleagues. The nomination form is at vpaonline.org or contact our office at (802) 229-0547.
Won’t you recognize an unsung hero by nominating your school principal? You’ll be glad you did.
Ken Page, Executive Director
The Vermont Principals’ Association