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Georgia Educator Named Assistant Principal of Year

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An assistant principal who was instrumental in turning around both academics and school culture at a Douglas County, Ga., high school has been named the 2015 assistant principal of the year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Jessica Ainsworth of Lithia Springs High School was lauded for using a federal school improvement grant to transform the school's culture and climate, according to the NASSP.

According to the the principals' group, reading-proficiency rates increased across all subgroups under Ms. Ainsworth's tutelage. For example, those rates for students with disabilities rose from 27 percent to 83 percent. Graduation, job-placement, and college-acceptance rates also improved.

Vol. 34, Issue 32, Page 5

Published in Print: June 3, 2015, as Georgia Educator Named Assistant Principal of Year
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