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2015 NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year

Joshua Ottow Named Maine's NASSP 2015 Assistant Principal of the Year

Augusta, ME -- The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Joshua Ottow, Assistant Principal at Yarmouth High School, has been named Maine’s Assistant Principal of the Year for 2015.  He will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at its Spring Conference on April 30, 2015.  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. April 15-17, 2015.  The recognition program will include professional development activities, networking opportunities with honorees from the other 49 states, and a black-tie dinner and awards program.

Ottow received the award based on his 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 Ottow’s selection as 2015 Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director Richard Durost noted, “Josh Ottow is an outstanding example of the next generation of school leaders and the increased responsibilities we place on them.  The leadership and support of Principal Ted Hall has been a significant factor in Mr. Otto’s growth and success.”
Ottow received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in 2001, his MSEd from the University of Southern Maine in 2005, his CAS from the University of Maine in 2014, and is currently in progress towards receiving his Ed.D. also from the University of Maine.
He has served as the assistant principal at Yarmouth since 2011 and prior to that was assistant principal of Mt. Ararat High School beginning in 2007 after teaching history at Mt. Ararat since 2003.
Ottow is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Maine Youth Court Advisory Council, Yarmouth Pre-School/Daycare Board of Directors, Congregation Bet Ha’am, and the Cumberland men’s Basketball League.
The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 educational leaders.  The Association dates its history back to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, educational leadership, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.

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