Mildred Charley-Greene, principal of Northwood High School, has been named the High School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP).
“She fosters a culture of collaboration among the staff there,” said Scott Pfeifer, executive director Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals. “Northwood is a very diverse population. She works on individualizing instruction and finding ways to involve kids in the school, so they have a sense of identity within the school.”
Pfeifer said that MASSP received more than 50 nominations for the awards, and 12 of them applied for the honor. Charley-Greene’s nomination packet included a variety of information, including data about Northwood; her involvement in professional organizations and professional development; test scores; leadership; personalization of programs for students; curriculum, instruction and assessment; and letters of recommendation from students, colleagues and a supervisor.
Cindy Dillon, principal of Patapsco Middle School in Howard County, won the Middle School Principal of the Year Award.
One application will be forwarded to the National Association of Secondary School Principals for National Principal of the Year honors. The formal announcement of that name will be made on Friday, March 16.