Kristen Tuttle honored as distinguished principal
The West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) will honor 20 principals and assistant principals as distinguished scholars this week at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels.
Each administrator participated in last year’s Principals’ Leadership Academy (PLA) for New Principals and illustrated exceptional work and participation. As a result, WVCPD will honor them during a dinner at the first session of this year’s Academy.
The two-day Academy begins Wednesday, September 12, at the resort, with the dinner beginning at 6 p.m.
Kristen Tuttle, Berkeley Springs High School will be among those honored.
Each year, WVCPD assists new principals as they transition into their roles as instructional leaders of their schools. The Academy meets at various locations three times per year. Between these meetings, the principals maintain ongoing communications with their team leaders and their peers through a PLA wiki and other technologies. Participants enroll from all parts of the state and learn important information about school management, finance, effective evaluation strategies and avenues to enhance student learning and achievement.
All new principals are required by legislative code to attend and complete the Academy within the first year of their assignment. In addition to sessions they attend during the three on-site meetings, principals benefit from the community the Academy provides.
The evening will feature a special performance by the Montclaire String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.