DOBSON — Surry County Schools celebrated the principals in their school system for National Principals Month during a meeting at Surry Community College.
“We are so blessed to work for Surry County Schools,” said Allison York, principal of the year for Surry County Schools.
Each principal was given an art canvas with words of encouragement, after watching a video tribute which “highlighted the excellent work the principals do for our schools,” said Travis Reeves, superintendent.
York spoke about how challenging her job was a principal stating, “It’s hard work. You have to lead with a servant’s heart.”
Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education, according to Dr. Shirley Prince, executive director of the National Principals and Assistant Principals Association.
“Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. Each October, NASSP and NAESP seek to honor these unsung heroes for their tireless efforts in pursuit of excellence in education,” she said in a written statement.
“We know we have great support from above us that always comes through, and it was nice to be recognized and celebrated today,” said Celia Hodges, principal at Surry Central High School. Both York and Hodges, agreed they have to always think of others first, during their job. The Board of Education also read a proclamation to the group of principals, and signed that proclamation.
The proclamation of principals’ appreciation month outlines how important the board believes principals are, and officially recognizes October as National Principal’s Month.
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