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Joe Nelson Named Mississippi Middle Level Principal of the Year
Pass Christian Middle School
Mississippi Middle Level Principal of the Year Joe Nelson
Mississippi Middle Level Principal of the Year Joe Nelson
Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Joe Nelson Named Mississippi Middle Level Principal of the Year

Pass Christian Middle School

 

Pass Christian, Mississippi--June 3, 2013-- Joe Nelson, principal of Pass Christian Middle School, has been named the Mississippi Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Secondary School Principals. Designated a state winner in the MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year program, Nelson was eligible for consideration to be the National Principal of the Year.

 

“NASSP is honored to recognize the outstanding work of Joe Nelson,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, NASSP executive director. “Great schools don’t happen without strong, visionary leadership. The stories of such leadership that we capture in the MetLife/NASSP Principal of the Year program continue to impress us and inspire us.”

 

The MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year program annually honors one middle level and one high school winner from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. From this pool of outstanding administrators, six national finalists will be named and then two national winners will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges. The national finalists will each receive a $1,500 grant and the national winners will receive a $5,000 grant.       

 

As a principal, Nelson has proven success in involving the local community in the life of the school and has shown an astute awareness of current and emerging issues as well as a passion in improving the school’s learning environment. All state winners, including Nelson, will be honored at a three-day event in Washington, DC, September 18 – 21, 2013. Event highlights feature a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and networking with some of the best principals across the nation. The event will culminate with a black-tie gala to recognize the achievements of each of the state honorees, the national finalists, and the national winners.

 

“The MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year Program is a celebration of the principals whose accomplishments reflect their essential role in developing and preparing students for a fulfilling life and career,” said Derrick Kelson, MetLife vice-president. “At MetLife, we have been honored to sponsor the National Principal of the Year program with NASSP for the past 20 years.”

 

Additional information about the MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year program can be found at www.nassp.org/poy or by contacting NASSP at 800-253-7746 or recognition@nassp.org.

 

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About NASSP
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 38 countries around the world. The association provides research-based professional development and resources, networking, and advocacy to build the capacity of middle level and high school leaders to continually improve student performance. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development as well, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils. For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, VA, visit www.nassp.org.