We are thrilled to see Jason Griffin, principal of Hertford Grammar School in Perquimans County, near Elizabeth City in the northeastern corner of the state, honored as Principal of the Year. Mr. Griffin attended NCCAT. Thank you to him and all the principals across North Carolina for all the do each day.
From the NC DPI release ...
The principal of an elementary school in one of the state's smallest counties was named Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year for 2017 during an awards luncheon today in Cary. Winning the title of the state's top school administrator is Jason Griffin, principal of Hertford Grammar School in Perquimans County, near Elizabeth City in the northeastern corner of the state.
Griffin was selected from a field of eight regional finalists chosen earlier this year following interviews and visits to their schools by the selection committee for the award.
State Superintendent Mark Johnson said Griffin exemplifies the qualities of leadership essential for helping teachers excel and students to achieve.
"Hertford Grammar School's strong progress is clear evidence of Jason's leadership," Johnson said.
"He makes smart use of data to work with his teachers to personalize learning for all students," Johnson said. "He delegates to help his teachers grow as leaders themselves, and he works to provide them with innovative strategies to improve teaching and learning for students."