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Maine Students Deserve Great Schools. Maine Schools Deserve Great Leaders.

The MPA is now accepting nominations for the following:

*  NASSP Middle and/or High School Principal of the Year Program

* 2023 MPA Volunteer of the Year (Dr. Phyllis Deringis Service to Maine Youth Award)

* MPA 2023 Secretary/Administrative Assistant of the Year Award

* NAESP National Distinguished Principals Program

* MPA 2023 Larry LaBrie Award

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Who we are…

The Maine Principals’ Association is a private, educational, nonprofit corporation with voluntary membership that is comprised of two distinct divisions: Division of Professional Activities (building administrators) and the Division of Interscholastic Activities (member high schools).

Vision Statement

Maine students deserve great schools.  Great schools deserve great leaders. The Maine Principals’ Association builds partnerships that provide a network of resources, exemplars of leadership, and a culture of collaboration for the benefit of all school community members.

MPA News

Maine’s Positive PRINCIPAL Story of the Day ~ Mary Nadeau, Nokomis Regional High School

Maine's Positive PRINCIPAL Story of the Day ~ Mary Nadeau, Nokomis Regional High School ~   Mary Nadeau has worked at Nokomis Regional High as a teacher and administrator for the past 31 years serving as the Principal for the past 15 years. Currently, Mary serves...

Maine’s Positive PRINCIPAL Story of the Day ~ Lori Smail, Winthrop Middle School

Maine's Positive PRINCIPAL Story of the Day ~ Lori Smail, Winthrop Middle School Lori Smail is currently the President of MPA and Principal of Winthrop Middle School. Lori has been a Principal for 20 years and taught for 15 years prior to entering into Administration....

Maine’s Positive Story of the Day ~ Nokomis Regional High School in Newport

Maine's Positive Story of the Day from Nokomis Regional High School in Newport ~ Written by Katelyn Raymond, Nokomis Regional High, Sophomore and JROTC Cadet On September 11, 2022, a select group of Nokomis Regional High School’s Army JROTC cadets had the honor of...

Maine’s Positive Story of the Day from Albert S. Hall School in Waterville

Maine's Positive Story of the Day from Albert S. Hall School in Waterville ~ Crossing guard, Scott Cayouette pets a golden retriever, Governor, outside Albert S. Hall School in Waterville on Thursday. The dog belongs to fifth grader Dylan Bulmer and her mother, Kathy...

Maine’s Positive Story of the Day from Cherryfield School

Maine's Positive Story of the Day from Cherryfield School ~ We are having a great time participating in the WinterKids competitive track. We had a fun opening ceremony. It was a great opportunity to bring our entire school community together.

Secretary of the Year Award Recipients

2012 Denise Mitchell Winthrop  High School 2012 Maria King Morse Memorial School 2013 Karen Dumont Kennebunk High School 2013 Christine Kilpeck Penobscot Community School 2014 June Lentz Canal Elementary Schools 2014 Patricia Cook Shead High School 2015 Claire Parker...

Dr. Phyllis Deringis Service to Maine Youth Award Recipients

1993 Harold Van Cott Bailey Island 1995 Rita Cassidy Turner Primary School 1996 Mary Proulx Center Drive School 1997 Sonja Evans Boothbay Region 1998 William Laughlin Hermon High School 1999 Thomas Poulin Edward Little High School 2000 Robert White Caribou 2000...

Assistant Principal of the Year Award Recipients

1988-1989 Lionel Bishop Old Town High School 1989-1990 George M. Davis, Jr. Winslow High School 1990-1991 Robert Clement Madison Area Memorial High School 1991-1992 J. David Shapiro Deering High School 1992-1993 Robert E. Liebow Mount Desert Island High School...

National Distinguished Principal Award Recipients

1984 Allan Snell Washington Street School 1985 Suzanne L. McGee Bloomfield and North Elementary Schools 1986 Charles Cashman School Union #96 1987 David W. Murphy Andover and Woodstock Elementary Schools 1988 Douglas B. Lockwood Searsport Elementary School 1989 Philip...

Middle Level Principal of the Year Award Recipients

2002 Carol Weeks Biddeford Middle School 2003 Gregory Goodness Shapleigh Middle School 2004-2005 James White Center Drive School 2005-2006 Joanne Sizemore Scarborough Middle School 2007 Becky Brink Sanford Junior High School 2008 Gary Oswald Mt. Blue Middle School...

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