Stephens attended a three-day Assistant Principals Forum in D.C. in which teachers discussed education with local legislators, participated in development sessions and a black-tie awards gala according to the statement.
“There are no great schools without great teams, without great principles, and without great assistant principals,” US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said at the event. “As a parent, thank you so much. If we could find ways to clone you guys, clone your expertise…we have a chance to take education to an entirely different level in this country.”
This event was a part of National Assistant Principals week, March 31-April 4, in which the NASSP honored and recognized the efforts of assistant principles across the U.S. the press release said.
An assistant principal, the statement said, is chosen from each state to compete for the National Assistant Principal of the Year Award.
According to the press release Courtney Voshell of Dover High School, from Delaware, was named the National Assistant Principal of the Year.
For more information about the NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year Program and winners, visit www.nassp.org/apoy.