Dr. Joey Jones, principal at Robert Frost Middle School, has been named the Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP).
“All of the reviewers found his application to be excellent,” said MASSP executive director Scott Pfeifer. “He clearly exemplifies what excellent leadership at the middle school level is.”
Pfeifer said that MASSP received more than 50 nominations for the awards, and many of them applied for the honor. Jones’ nomination packet included a variety of information, including data about Frost; his 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. Jones was surprised with the honor at his school on March 6.
Nicholas Novak, principal of Howard High School in Howard County, won the High 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 29.
Nsenda B. Bukasa, bus operator for the Shady Grove South Transportation Depot, died on March 11. He was 60 years old and been with MCPS for more than seven years.
Kim L. Hawvermale, paraeducator at Albert Einstein High School, died on March 6. She was 59 years old and had worked for MCPS for more than 34 years.
Wilmer L. Realpe, building service worker at John T. Baker Middle School, died on March 4. He was 60 years old and had been with MCPS for more than 15 years.
Laura A. Wood, psychologist with the Department of Psychological Services, died on March 6. She was 50 years old and had more than 20 years of service with MCPS.