Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,
Niwot High's Andrea Smith named Colorado assistant principal of year
By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Daily Camera
She encouraged teachers to become technology experts and trained upperclassmen to assist younger students in setting up their iPads — earning her St. Vrain Valley's Excellence in Education Award.
"We've been really empowering our teachers to be leaders of professional learning," she said. "They can share what they're trying and what's working."
She said her Assistant Principal of the Year award is as much the result of the work of the school's teachers, counselors and administrative team as it is her own work.
The award, she added, allows her to highlight the innovative practices at her school and districtwide.
"We're doing pretty amazing stuff," she said.
Smith now is eligible for National Assistant Principal of the Year recognition, and will be recognized in Chicago this spring along with other state winners.