Jessica Dyer Named 2021 Maine’s NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year
Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Jessica Dyer, Assistant Principal of Ridge View Community School in Dexter, 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 29, 2020, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine.
Ms. Dyer has received this award based on her incredible passion and dedication to her school community. This is demonstrated by the relationships she builds within and beyond the school building. Her work to use social media to stay connected to parents and families during the pandemic helped to maintain a connection to the school.
In announcing Ms. Dyer’s selection as 2021 Maine’s NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director Holly Couturier noted, “The MPA is pleased to recognize Jessica Dyer as the MPA/NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year. Her leadership and laser focus on advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture conducive to student learning and professional growth, are the epitome of what we expect of those in the assistant principalship.”
Ms. Dyer received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1997 from Keene State College. She then went on to earn her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine in 2013.
She began her educational career as a kindergarten teacher at Palmyra Consolidated School in 1997. She then moved to the Hartland Consolidated School where she was a pre-k then first grade teacher from 1998 – 2014. Since then Ms. Dyer has been the proud assistant principal of Ridge View Community School in Dexter.
Ms. Jessica Dyer is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association and National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).
The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s Pre-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.