Augusta, ME -- The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Kelli Deveaux, Assistant Principal at Windham High School, has been named Maine’s Assistant Principal of the Year for 2014. She will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at its Spring Conference on March 27, 2014. She 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 2014. The recognition program, sponsored by Virco, Inc., will include professional development activities, networking opportunities with honorees from the other 49 states, and a black-tie dinner and awards program.
Deveaux received the award based on her accomplishments as a collaborative educational leader, as a role model in the development of positive school culture, student-centered policies and programs, and as a tireless advocate for assistant principals.
In announcing Deveaux's selection as 2014 Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director Richard Durost noted, “Ms. Deveaux is a visionary educator who consistently inspires her colleagues to bring their best game to the table when it comes to doing what is right for students. A natural and exceptionally effective leader, Deveaux has an astute grasp of current and emerging best practices and an uncanny capacity for eliciting consensus based on the best interests of students. She ensures a personalized learning experience for all students and employs an entrepreneurial approach to creative problem solving. Deveaux represents the very best in school leadership.”
Deveaux received her Bachelor of Arts from The University of New Hampshire in 1993 and her MSEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine in 1995.
She has served as the assistant principal at Windham High School since 2002 and prior to that was an English teacher and teacher leader at South Portland High School. She has also been active in the Maine Principals' Association's Professional Management Committee and the Board of Directors, and as chair of the Board of Directors of the Principals' Academy.
Deveaux is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Women Administrators of Cumberland and York Counties, Assistant Principals' Cohort, and the New England Consortium of Secondary Schools.
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 promoting the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.