Kimberly Sampeitro Maine's NAESP Distinguished Principal

Dayton Consolidated School Principal Kimberly Sampietro Named 2020 Maine’s NAESP National Distinguished Principal

 

Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Kim Sampietro, Principal at Dayton Consolidated School in Dayton, has been named Maine’s NAESP National Distinguished Principal for 2020.  She will be honored by the MPA at an awards banquet later in the Spring. 

Ms. Sampietro was chosen because she actively and intentionally focuses on connecting her school with the community. She recognizes that inclusivity is important to the health and well-being of the school culture through constant communication with all stakeholders.  She continually models respect and acceptance for students, staff and families.

In announcing Ms. Sampietro’s selection as 2020 Maine’s NAESP National Distinguished Principal, MPA Executive Director of the Professional Division, Holly Couturier noted, “Principal Sampietro is committed to personalized learning, she is a collaborative and student-centered leader. She is committed to building an educational system that works for all students!”

Ms. Sampietro graduated from the University of Maine in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  In 2004 she earned her Masters of Science from Lesley University.  Kim then attended the University of Southern Maine and obtained her Assistant Principals’ Certification in 2007.  Finally she graduated from St. Joseph’s College in 2016 with her Certificate of Advanced Studies.

She began her leadership experience at the Brunswick Junior High School as a Language Arts Co-Department Chair before she became a Team Leader in 2006.  She then moved to the Dayton Consolidated School in 2014 where she became the ESEA Coordinator and building principal. 

Ms. Sampietro is a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Association of Supervision and Evaluation, the Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) and was a member of the Education Leaders’ Experience – Epsilon Class.  

The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 principals, assistant principals, and career and technology center directors.  The Association dates to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.

Tricia Campbell Named 2020 Maine NAESP Assistant Principal of the Year

The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Tricia Campbell, Assistant Principal at Boothbay Region Elementary School, has been named Maine’s NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for 2020.  She will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at the Spring Conference on April 30, 2020.

Tricia CampbellMrs. Campbell received the award based on her accomplishments as a strong community and educational leader, as a role model in the development of positive school culture and climate, her ability to create an educational learning environment for students and staff, and on her energy that motivates all around her to succeed.

In announcing Mrs. Campbell’s selection as 2020 Maine’s NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director of the Professional Division, Holly Couturier noted, “Tricia Campbell has been instrumental in the professional development of her peers.  Her can-do attitude and enthusiasm is contagious!”

In 1995, Mrs. Campbell received her Bachelor of Arts from the Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire, her Masters in Education in 2002 from Lesley University in Massachusetts and most recently she obtained her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from St. Joseph’s College.

Mrs. Campbell began her educational career as an educational technician in Wiscasset in 1996.  She then moved into a middle school teacher working in the behavior program for Wiscasset in 2000.  Mrs. Campbell started the behavior and life skills classrooms at the same school while she co-taught grades 5-8 classes.  During this time, Mrs. Campbell assisted the building principal and found her love of administration.  For the past five years, Mrs. Campbell has been the Assistant Principal of Boothbay Region Elementary School.

Eben Shaw Named 2020 NASSP Principal of the Year

Leavitt Area High School Principal Eben Shaw Named 2020 Maine’s NASSP Principal of the Year

 

Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Eben Shaw, Principal at Leavitt Area High School in Turner, has been named Maine’s NASSP Principal of the Year for 2020.  He will be honored by the MPA at an awards banquet later in the Spring. 

Mr. Shaw received the award because he embodies the values to which his community aspires.  Values such as generosity, humility, grit, positivity, adaptability, creative problem solving and deep caring for his staff and students.  He is well respected by those he works with.  Whether it is implementing mindfulness processes for stress, opportunities to attend truck driving school, providing many club opportunities or supporting his staff with coaching and professional development, Mr. Shaw finds ways to provide what his students and staff need to succeed on their chosen path.

In announcing Mr. Shaw’s selection as 2020 Maine’s NASSP Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director of the Professional Division, Holly Couturier noted, “Principal Shaw has dedicated his professional life to his community and his celebration of students and staff through multiple platforms is a testament to the relationships he has fostered at Leavitt Area High School.”

Mr. Shaw graduated from the University of Maine in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  Eben then went on to obtain his Masters of Science Degree in 2007 from Walden University.

He started his educational career as a science teacher at Auburn Middle School in 1998.  In 2000, returned to the high school he graduated from and became a Science Teacher at Leavitt Area High School.  He then moved into the Assistant Principal Role in 2007 and has been the proud principal of the same school since 2010 where he still serves in that capacity today.

Mr. Shaw is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the Maine Principals’ Association (MPA).  

The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 principals, assistant principals, and career and technology center directors.  The Association dates to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.

Principal of the Year announcement was made on Leavitt Area High School’s Buzz Media program on April 1, 2020.  You tube link is below:

https://youtu.be/3fG4QzfKItg

2013 Elementary Principal of the Year No Small Feat

Maine Principals’ Association Names
Lori Smail of Farrington Elementary School in Augusta
As Maine’s 2013 Elementary Principal of the Year


Augusta, ME. – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) has named Lori Smail, Principal of Farrington Elementary School in Augusta, as Maine’s Elementary Principal of the Year.

Smail received the award for successfully implementing school initiatives that have enhanced the learning environment of her students through climate and culture change, community involvement, and a hands-on approach marked by energy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.

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Kennebunk HS Secretary Awarded

Kennebunk High School Secretary Karen Dumont
Named "Maine School Secretary of the Year"


Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) has named Karen Dumont, secretary at Kennebunk High School, as Maine's School Secretary of the year.

Dumont, a resident of Kennebunk, received the award for her people skills, compassion, can-do attitude, organization, and ability to know and always do what is best for Kennebunk High School.  She was nominated for this award by Susan Cressey, Principal of Kennebunk High School.

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Kilpeck Honored

Penobscot Community School Secretary Christine Kilpeck
Named "Maine School Secretary of the Year"


Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) has named Christine Kilpeck, secretary at Penobscot Community School, as Maine's School Secretary of the year.

Kilpeck, a resident of Castine, received the award for her leadership, service, understanding, patience, and working beyond expectations.  She has impacted her school by making it a more positive and caring place.  Her attitude, worth ethic, and presence help make those around her better people.  She was nominated for this award by Penobscot Community School Principal Allen Cole.

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Sacopee Valley Middle School AP Recognized

Michael Lane Named 2013 Assistant Principal of the Year

 

Augusta, ME -- The Maine Principals' Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Michael Lane, Assistant Principal at Sacopee Valley Middle School, Hiram, has been named Maine's Assistant Prin­cipal of the Year for 2013. He will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at its Spring Conference on March 28, 2013. He will also be recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals at a three-day program to be held in Washington, D.C. in April of 2013. The recog­nition program, sponsored by Vireo, Inc., will include professional development activities, networking opportunities with honorees from the other 49 states, and a black-tie dinner and awards program.

 

Lane received the award based on his accomplishments as a collaborative educational leader, a leader in the development of a positive school culture, student-centered policies and programs, and for his work in developing relationships throughout the community.

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2012 Service to Maine Youth

Maine Principals’ Association Names
2012 Service to Maine Youth Awardees

Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) has named Al Feather of Belgrade and Ryan Holmes of Topsham as the recipients of the MPA’s Service to Maine Youth Award. This award, which is given annually, recognizes individual adults who have made an outstanding contribution to the youth of Maine through education and/or the general welfare of Maine youth. As the 2012 Service to Maine Youth awardees, Feather and Holmes will be honored at the MPA’s Spring Conference awards banquet on April 26.

For the past eight years, Al Feather has volunteered in multiple areas at the W.G. Mallett School and Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. Though he does not live in the community, his service to the young people of Farmington is extensive. Initially Feather began as a lunch buddy/mentor but quickly expanded his commitment to become an advisor who founded the Mt. Blue High School Interact Club in partnership with the Farmington Rotary Club. A master at integrating and coordinating projects to benefit the schools, Feather spearheaded the effort to fund and build picnic tables and a year later a gazebo as part of his Sun Safety program for Mallett School.

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