Friday, February 14 at Poland Regional High School
Maine Principals’ Association Names Cari Medd of Poland Regional High School As Maine’s 2014 High School Principal of the Year
Augusta, ME. – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) has named Cari Medd, Principal of Poland Regional High School, as Maine’s High School Principal of the Year.Medd received the award for being an exceptional school leader who champions substantive and lasting school improvement.
She is a leader in standards-based education. While principal, Medd led initiatives that resulted in a decrease in the school's drop-out rate, an increase in the graduation rate, and growth in the post-secondary enrollment numbers.In announcing Medd's selection as Maine’s 2014 High School Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Direc-tor Richard Durost noted that "Cari Medd is the driving force behind the success of Poland Regional High School. She helped found the school in 1999, served as a teacher leader in the Humanities Learning Area, became District Curriculum Coordinator, and then assumed the principalship. Her leadership has expanded to include mentoring of other school administrators."As Maine’s 2014 High School Principal of the Year, Medd will be honored at the MPA’s Spring Conference awards banquet on March 27, 2014. She will also be honored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in corporate sponsorship with MetLife this fall in Washington, D.C.Medd received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in 1990, a master's degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University in 1992, and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine in 1998.In addition to her school and district responsibilities, Medd serves on the EducateME Executive Committee and is a frequent presenter at education conferences throughout the country. In 2002, she was awarded the National Semiconductor Internet Innovator Award.The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 principals and assistant principals. The Association dates back to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principal-ship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.