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Wake County Gives High Honors

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The Wake County Public School System named John Wall of North Garner Middle School the 2009 Principal of the Year and Fay Jones of Forest Pines Drive Elementary the 2009 Assistant Principal of the Year in ceremonies Thursday night at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh.

The 10 finalists received an acrylic award and a rolling cart filled with office supplies compliments of Office Depot. The principal finalists received a monetary award that was given by Hunt Ward, Lifetouch Studios. Each assistant principal finalist received a monetary award that was made possible by Jubal Stagner and Kim Trezona of Jostens.

The Principal of the Year received a $1,000 check compliments of Hunt Ward of Lifetouch Studios as well as a rolling cart filled with miscellaneous office supplies and a HP Deskjet combination printer/scanner/copier compliments of Sonya Reid of Office Depot.

The Principal of the Year’s school received a $500 monetary award compliments of Michael Strawbridge, Strawbridge Studios.

The Assistant Principal of the Year received a $500 check, compliments of Jubal Stagner and Kim Trezona of Jostens as well as a rolling cart filled with miscellaneous office supplies and a HP Deskjet combination printer/scanner/copier compliments of Sonya Reid of Office Depot.

Principals and assistant principals are nominated by their peers. Each finalist is required to submit a portfolio, receive a site visit, and is interviewed by a panel of educators and community members.