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Dayton Consolidated School Principal Kimberly Sampietro Named 2020 Maine’s NAESP National Distinguished Principal

Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Kim Sampietro, Principal at Dayton Consolidated School in Dayton, has been named Maine’s NAESP National Distinguished Principal for 2020.  She will be honored by the MPA at an awards banquet later in the Spring. 

Ms. Sampietro was chosen because she actively and intentionally focuses on connecting her school with the community. She recognizes that inclusivity is important to the health and well-being of the school culture through constant communication with all stakeholders.  She continually models respect and acceptance for students, staff and families.

In announcing Ms. Sampietro’s selection as 2020 Maine’s NAESP National Distinguished Principal, MPA Executive Director of the Professional Division, Holly Couturier noted, “Principal Sampietro is committed to personalized learning, she is a collaborative and student-centered leader. She is committed to building an educational system that works for all students!”

Ms. Sampietro graduated from the University of Maine in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  In 2004 she earned her Masters of Science from Lesley University.  Kim then attended the University of Southern Maine and obtained her Assistant Principals’ Certification in 2007.  Finally she graduated from St. Joseph’s College in 2016 with her Certificate of Advanced Studies.

She began her leadership experience at the Brunswick Junior High School as a Language Arts Co-Department Chair before she became a Team Leader in 2006.  She then moved to the Dayton Consolidated School in 2014 where she became the ESEA Coordinator and building principal. 

Ms. Sampietro is a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Association of Supervision and Evaluation, the Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) and was a member of the Education Leaders’ Experience – Epsilon Class.  

The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 principals, assistant principals, and career and technology center directors.  The Association dates to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.

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