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Ann Hanna • 2017 Maine's NAESP Assistant Principal of the Year

Ann Hanna Named 2017 Maine's NAESP Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

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Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Ann Hanna, Assistant Principal of Ocean Avenue Elementary School, has been named Maine’s NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year. She will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at the Spring Conference on April 27, 2017.


Ms. Hanna received the award based on her accomplishments as a strong educational leader. She is committed to excellence and has a strong desire to meet the academic and social needs of all students. Her ability to be an outstanding leader, self-reflective and exceed her own goals is demonstrated by the tremendous growth in student learning.

In announcing Ms. Hanna’s selection as 2017 Maine’s NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director Richard Durost noted, “Ann Hanna is an extremely deserving recipient of the MPA’s Assistant Principal of the Year Award. Her work with teachers in the content areas of reading and writing has made a significant impact on students. Her background and expertise as a primary teacher and literacy coach have given her instant credibility and respect from staff members.”

Ms. Hanna received her Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages from the University of Maine, Orono and McGill University in 1984; her Masters of Science in Literacy Education from the University of Southern Maine in 1994, and in addition to this she completed her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership in 2004 also from the University of Southern Maine.

She has worked in the Portland School Department for the majority of her professional career. She started as a first grade teacher at Marada Adams School in 1990, where she eventually moved into the Teaching Assistant Principal role in 1998. She then became the Literacy Coach for Marada Adams and then the East End Community School. Most recently she has been the Assistant Principal of Ocean Elementary for over 5 years.

Ms. Hanna is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

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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