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Honors given to asst. principals
by Tribune Staff
Nov 21, 2010 | 1489 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Two Washoe County School District assistant principals who have earned statewide and local awards were recognized Tuesday at a meeting of the board of trustees.

Hug High School Assistant Principal Mary Frey was chosen as the Nevada 2011 High School Assistant Principal of the Year and Nevada Assistant Principal of the Year. Traner Middle School Assistant Principal Raegan Virgil was named the WCSD 2011 Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.

Frey and Virgil were nominated through the Secondary School Principals Association of Nevada, which calls for nominations every year to recognize outstanding principals and assistant principals. Candidates are selected based on experience, impact on their school setting and going above and beyond what’s expected of them.

Frey’s responsibilities of overseeing the master scheduling process, managing Hug’s Title I budget, her ability to mediate with students and families and facilitating extracurricular tutoring are a few of the reasons she stands out among administrators, Hug Principal Andy Kelly said.

“Mary is probably one of the most committed educators I’ve ever worked with,” Kelly said. “She goes to all ends to make sure kids’ needs are met and that they have the resources they need to be successful in school.”

Frey will be recognized nationally next fall in Washington, D.C. when she attends an event of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and competes with winners from the other 49 states for a national award.

Virgil has been with the district since 1997 and Traner since 2006.

“Raegan is an instructional leader who holds teachers accountable through high expectations,” Ford said. “Her commitment to the students is unsurpassable. It is a privilege to have Raegan as a part of our Traner community; we would not be where we are today if it was not for all that she does.”

Superintendent Heath Morrison commended both assistant principals for their work.

“Mary and Raegan are both well-deserving of their awards,” Morrison said. “They are making a tremendous impact at their schools and with their students.”
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