Associate principals are a key part of the success of students across the Marshalltown Community School District and public schools around the country. They are being celebrated during National Assistant Principals Week, April 6-10.
Marshalltown’s four associate principals are crucial to ensuring student success and managing the day-to-day, as well as long-term, wellbeing of their school building community.
“I love everything about Miller! I love the kids, the teachers, and the staff. It’s a family at Miller and building relationships with students and teachers and celebrating their successes is one of the most rewarding parts of my job,” said Miller Middle School Associate Principal Dave Glenn. “Increasing student achievement and preparing students to be successful at MHS is a main focus of all of the work that we do at Miller, and I feel energized to face that challenge each and every day!”
At Lenihan Intermediate School, Associate Principal Dr. Liz Jurgensen said she acts in many roles on the job.
“There are opportunities to provide beneficial feedback, collaborate with families and community organizations, and positively impact a student’s life time trajectory,” she said. “These are powerful aspects of the job that I absolutely love. I never have forgotten that, after twenty-nine years, I am still a teacher who acts as a role model for students, staff, and parents. ”
National Assistant Principals Week is promoted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) each spring. Go to the NASSP website for more information.
Thank you to all of our excellent MCSD Associate Principals!