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2015 NAESP Assistant Principal of the Year

Kim O'Donnell Named Maine's NAESP 2015 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Augusta, ME -- The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Kim O’Donnell, Assistant Principal at Buxton Center Elementary School, has been named Maine’s Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for 2015.  She will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at its Spring Conference on April 30, 2015.
O’Donnell received the award based on her  accomplishments as a strong elementary educational leader, as a role model in the development of positive school culture, building student-centered programs, and has been instrumental in creating high quality professional development for the staff in her school and district.

In announcing O’Donnell’s selection as 2015 Maine’s Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director Richard Durost noted, “Kim O’Donnell is extremely deserving of this honor.  She is an outstanding representative of all Maine assistant principals and the key roles they play in leading caring, successful schools.”
O’Donnell received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Maine, Gorham in 1989, her Masters in Exceptionality from the University of Southern Maine, Gorham in 1995, and completed her Assistant Principal Program in 2000, also from the University of Southern Maine, Gorham.
She has served as the assistant principal at Buxton Center Elementary School since 2008.  Prior to this, O’Donnell was a Kindergarten teacher in Scarborough from 2004-08, a multiage teacher in Scarborough from 1996-04, and served as a Grade 1/Transitional 1/Reading Recovery and Title 1 Reading and Math teacher from 1989-1996.
O’Donnell is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the Maine ASCD.
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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