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GMS Principal Kim Brandt

posted Nov 16, 2012, 5:33 PM by Dawna Green   [ updated Jan 4, 2013, 11:17 AM ]
May 2012 Spotlight

GMS Principal Kim Brandt receives 
National Association of Secondary School Principals Award

The award commends Brandt for her commitment to ethical practices, to life-long learning, and to high standards for all that make Greely Middle School an exciting place to learn and work. Noted as a leader who values collaboration and the cultivation of a positive learning and working environment, Brandt views this personal honor as recognition of the hard work of the entire school community. According to Brandt, “It’s more than the principal who makes a great school. It’s all of us. It’s the community, and parents, and kids and all of our staff. So I do feel like it was achieved together."

Formerly a Spanish and French teacher, Brandt assumed the role of Greely Middle School principal in 2005, after serving as acting assistant principal. She was nominated for the award by Jack Hardy, a former colleague who served as the athletic director in the district, and who is the parent of a former middle school student. On behalf of all the exceptional administrators and professional staff in MSAD 51, Superintendent Bob Hasson expressed enthusiasm for this acknowledgement: “We are absolutely thrilled for her and for the school. She’s an outstanding educator, wonderful principal and (it is) a well-deserved honor.” All of the members of GMS community shared in the excitement and paid tribute to Brandt at a memorable school assembly in March, when the award was announced.

In September, at the National Association of Secondary School Principals conference, Brandt will be recognized for “being the consummate professional who brings focused leadership that results in a safe learning environment in which learners are inspired and thrive.”

To view Brandt’s recent television interview on WCSH please click on the following link: http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=193411