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Levelland ISD Assistant Principal chosen as National Assistant Principal for Texas

Sky Tucker (Source: TEPSA) Sky Tucker (Source: TEPSA)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

From Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association:

Austin, TX – A champion for children, Levelland ISD's Sky Tucker has been selected as the 2012 National Assistant Principal for Texas by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association.

"Assistant principals are key to a school's success," TEPSA Executive Director Sandi Borden said. "Sky is to be commended for her compassion, leadership and dedication to improve student learning."

Serving in her fifth year as assistant principal, Tucker's love of children is evident in all her work at Levelland Academic Beginnings Center. Whether she is working in a classroom to help an individual student or writing a personal note to praise a teacher, Tucker's enthusiasm is contagious. In a recommendation letter Teacher Tara Skinner wrote, "Our school is extraordinary, and Ms. Tucker is a cornerstone of our empowerment to do great things for kids. She is accountable, she is involved, and she consistently demonstrates the rigorous expectations she has of others."

The peer-selected award recognizes assistant principals who have demonstrated a positive impact on their students and learning. Criteria includes:

  • A commitment to excellence and exceptional leadership as evidenced by student achievement and programs designed to meet the academic and social needs of all students.
  • Firmly established community ties and respect from teachers, students, and the community.
  • Exceptional leadership in a particular school program.

The National Assistant Principal of the Year award is sponsored by TEPSA in coordination with the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The Texas program is supported by Horace Mann.

"We are very proud to support and partner with TEPSA, "Jackie McGrail, Horace Mann Manager for Educator Relations said. "It's truly our honor to recognize Sky's outstanding efforts and to thank her for her hard work."

TEPSA, whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PreK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA represents more than 5,800 members who direct the activities of more than 2.7 million PreK-8 schoolchildren. Learn more at www.tepsa.org.

Horace Mann believes educators are taking care of our children's future, and we need to help them take care of theirs. While other companies may offer similar products and services, Horace Mann's are designed specifically to provide educators the peace of mind they deserve through a lifetime of changing needs.  Whether it's recognizing outstanding educators or providing employees the information they need to make well-educated insurance and financial decisions, Horace Mann can help. Learn more at www.horacemann.com

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