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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.


In announcing Lane's selection as 2013 Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director Richard Durost noted, "Mr. Lane's positive leadership style; his commitment to all students, especially those who struggle academically and socially; his strength as a collaborative problem solver; his concern for all students and staff backed by his leadership in developing programs on their behalf has earned the respect of all in the Sacopee Valley Middle School community. His work epitomizes the very best qualities of those who serve in the role of assistant principal in Maine's schools today."


Lane received his Bachelor of Arts in Education from The University of Maine at Farmington in 1989 and his MSEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine in 2011.


Mr. Lane has served as the assistant principal at Sacopee Valley Middle School since 2007 and prior to that was a social studies teacher and coach at South Hiram Elementary School and Sacopee Valley High School. He has also been active in the Sacopee Valley Recreation Council.


Lane is a member of the Maine Principals' Association and the National Association of Secondary

School Principals, and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.


The Maine Principals' Association is a professional association representing Maine's K-12 principals and assistant principals. The Association dates its history back to 1921 and focuses its work on promot­ ing the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.

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