|Schreiner named Principal of the Year finalist|
|Friday, August 10, 2012|
Merrol Hyde magnet School Principal Brad Schreiner has been named one of nine regional finalists to be considered for the Tennessee Department of Education Principal of the Year award.
These nine principals, chosen from among more than 1,700 across the state, as well as the nine supervisors, each with years of experience in Tennessee Education, were nominated by their peers for the state-level honors, which recognize administrators who have improved education for Tennessee students through their leadership.
"It is quite an honor to represent the Upper Cumberland Region and be a finalist for Tennessee's Principal of the Year, but I cannot accept any individual credit, as it takes many people to run a great school and a great school system,” Schreiner said about her nomination. “At Merrol Hyde Magnet School, I am surrounded by top notch K-12 educators who connect with students, nurture creativity, study the data, inspire children to challenges they never thought possible, and supply me with ideas and strategies to make our fine school even better.
“I must also give credit to our leaders in the Sumner County School district who support me daily. They approve innovative changes that lead to student success and allow us to individualize to meet the needs of our stakeholders. I am blessed to be a part of a large group of educators who genuinely care about students."
Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said Principals work to create better environments for teaching and learning in our schools. “This year’s nominees share the department’s commitment to raising standards for students and have lived out that goal with their innovative programs and strong visions.”