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Irving C. Jones

Irving C. Jones of Virginia has been named the 2003 National High School Principal of the Year.

Mr. Jones, 49, was the principal of the 1,100-student Monticello High School in Charlottesville until last month, when he started a new job as the executive director for secondary education for the 27,000-student Richmond, Va., schools.

Mr. Jones will receive $10,000 as part of his award, which is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

The NASSP is a Reston, Va.-based professional organization that provides leadership programs and services to 40,000 members in more than 60 countries. MetLife is based in New York City.

Patricia Kinney

The NASSP has also named the National Middle School Principal of the Year, Patricia Kinney.

Ms. Kinney, 50, served as vice principal of the 680- student Talent Middle School, in Talent, Ore., for nine years before taking over as principal in 1998.

Ms. Kinney will also receive $10,000 as part of her award.

John O. Simpson

John O. Simpson, meanwhile, has won the Richard R. Green award, which is given to the nation's top urban educator by the Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools.

Mr. Simpson, 54, has been the superintendent of the 37,000-student Norfolk, Va., school district since 1998.

He will receive a $10,000 college scholarship to present to a high school senior of his choice from the Norfolk public schools or from his alma mater, the 1,600-student Chester High School in Chester, Pa.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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