2012

Friday, March 15, 2013 3:22 PM

For Immediate Release

November 9, 2012

CONTACT: Sheri L. Thompson
Director of Communications
Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals
122 Valley Road, P.O. Box 39, Summerdale, PA 17093
(717) 732-4999 (Phone)
(717) 395-6814 (Cell)
(717) 732-4890 (Fax)

sherit@paprincipals.org
www.paprincipals.org

 

Kurt J. Nyquist Assumes Presidency of State Principals’ Association

(Harrisburg, Pa.) — Kurt J. Nyquist, principal of Penns Valley Area Elementary and Intermediate School in the Penns Valley Area School District, recently assumed the presidency of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association), headquartered in Summerdale, Pa.

PA Principals Association’s membership of approximately 3,800 is comprised of elementary, middle level and secondary school principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders and is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Mr. Nyquist assumed the association reins following the annual business meeting held Oct. 23, 2012 during PA Principals Association’s State Conference held in Pittsburgh.

"It is a privilege and honor to serve as the president of PA Principals Association. The success of Pennsylvania’s schools would not be possible without strong principals. I look forward to serving and supporting Pennsylvania’s principals as we strive to constantly improve student learning,” said Mr. Nyquist.

Mr. Nyquist began his education career in 1993 as an elementary school teacher in the Bellefonte Area School District. After nine years of teaching, he became the assistant principal at Avis and Nippennose Elementary Schools in the Jersey Shore Area School District. He then served as the principal of the Avis Elementary School for two years.

Mr. Nyquist has been a member of PA Principals Association/NAESP for 10 years. He previously served the association as the Central I Elementary Regional Representative since 2010, and was a member of the 2011 PA Principals Association Conference Committee.

In addition, Mr. Nyquist is a certified Olweus Bully Prevention trainer, and has served as manuscript reviewer for the Pennsylvania Educational Leadership magazine since 2003.

In 1991, Mr. Nyquist received a bachelor of science degree in elementary and kindergarten education also from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). In 1998 he also received a master’s in education in curriculum and instruction from Penn State. He obtained his Elementary Principal Certification from St. Francis University in 2000, and he is currently working toward his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Penn State.

He resides in Bellefonte with his wife, Heather, and two sons Tyler and Evan.

 
Friday, March 15, 2013 3:18 PM

For Immediate Release

November 9, 2012

 

CONTACT: Sheri L. Thompson
Director of Communications
Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals
122 Valley Road, P.O. Box 39, Summerdale, PA 17093
(717) 732-4999 (Phone)
(717) 395-6814 (Cell)
(717) 732-4890 (Fax)

sherit@paprincipals.org
www.paprincipals.org

 

Dr. William T. Ziegler Named President-Elect of State Principals’ Association

(Harrisburg, Pa.) — William T. Ziegler, Ed.D., principal of Pottsgrove Middle School in the Pottsgrove School District, was recently named President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association), headquartered in Summerdale, Pa.

PA Principals Association’s membership of approximately 3,800 is comprised of elementary, middle level and secondary school principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders and is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Dr. Ziegler assumed his new position on PA Principals Association’s Board of Directors following the association’s annual business meeting held October 23, 2012
during its 20th annual state conference held in Pittsburgh.

“PA Principals Association has equipped me to become a stronger educational leader within my school. I am honored and grateful to serve as the President-Elect for an association which strengthens school leaders to provide success for every child. In our ever changing global economy, the need for quality education has never been more important; as a result, PA Principals Association stands ready to serve principals and school leaders across this great Commonwealth to prepare students to compete and thrive in the global marketplace,” said Dr. Ziegler.

Dr. Ziegler began his education career in 1994 as a social studies teacher at Pottstown High School in the Pottstown School District. From 1998-2002, he served as the assistant principal of Pottstown High School in the Pottstown School District, and from 2002-2007, he served as the assistant principal of Pottsgrove High School in the Pottsgrove School District. In 2007, he assumed his current position as the principal of Pottsgrove Middle School.

Dr. Ziegler has been a member of PA Principals Association/NASSP for 11 years. Most recently, he served as treasurer on the PA Principals Association Board of Directors (2010-2012). He currently acts as the chairperson of the PA Principals Association Mini-Grant Selection Committee and he also served on the board as the East III Secondary Regional Representative. In addition, he served on the NASSP Publications Advisory Council from 2007-2009 and presented at the NASSP National Conference in 2003 and 2005.

Dr. Ziegler is active in his community as well. He was president of the Montgomery County Principals Association from 2008-2010, and currently serves on the board of Trinity Church and is the media director for Christian Educators Association International. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor in graduate education at Temple University since 2007.

Dr. Ziegler received a bachelor of science degree from Kutztown University, a master’s in educational administration from Gratz College and his Ed.D. from Temple University.

He resides in Boyertown with his wife, Kim, and their two children (ages 14 and 12).

 
Monday, January 23, 2012 3:13 PM

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Leisl Moriarty, NASSP
703-860-7308
moriartyl@nassp.org

January 23, 2012

Louis Angelo Named

Pennsylvania Assistant Principal of the Year

Upper St. Clair High School


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Louis Angelo, assistant principal at Upper St. Clair High School, has been named the Pennsylvania Assistant Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association).  Now designated a state winner by PA Principals Association, Angelo is eligible in consideration to be the 2012 NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and Virco Inc. come together annually to honor a winner from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools.  From this pool of outstanding administrators, three national finalists will be named in January. From those finalists one national winner will be selected and announced at NASSP's national conference on March 10, 2012, in Tampa, Florida.  The National finalists each receive a grant of $1,500 and the National winner receives a grant of $5,000.

As an assistant principal, Angelo has proven success in involving the local community in the life of the school, astute awareness of current and emerging issues, and passion in improving the school's learning environment.  All state winners, including Angelo, will be honored at a three-day event in Washington, DC, April 18-21, 2012.  Event highlights feature a national speaker, visits to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators, and networking with some of the best assistant principals across the nation.  The event culminates with a black-tie gala to recognize the achievements of each of the state honorees, the national finalists, and the national winner.

"Assistant principals play a key role in the success of secondary schools across the nation," said Brian True, Virco's Director of Sales. "Virco is honored to recognize their achievements and is committed to contributing to their professional development."

"Research shows that principals and assistant principals create the conditions for schools to be successful and for students to succeed.  Recognizing and acknowledging the quality of our school leaders is an honor." said JoAnn D. Bartoletti, NASSP Executive Director.

Additional information about the NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year program can be found at www.nassp.org/apoy or by contacting NASSP at 800-253-7746 or recognition@nassp.org.

About Virco Inc.
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About NASSP
In existence since 1916, The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. NASSP's mission is to promote excellence in school leadership. The National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils are all programs of NASSP. For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, Virginia, visit www.nassp.org or call 703-860-0200.

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