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Governor Reynolds proclaims October as Principals Month in Iowa

 

In celebration of Principals Month, Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued this proclamation for Iowa's school leaders:

WHEREAS, principals are educational visionaries, instructional and assessment leaders, disciplinarians, community builders, budget analysts, facilities managers and administrators of legal and contractual obligations; and

WHEREAS, principals work collaboratively with teachers and parents to develop and implement a clear mission, high curriculum standards and performance goals; and

WHEREAS, principals create school environments that facilitate great teaching and learning and continuous school improvement; and

WHEREAS, the vision, actions and dedication of principals provide the mobilizing force behind any school reform effort; and

WHEREAS, the celebration of Principals Month honors elementary, middle and high school principals and recognizes the importance of principals in ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality education:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kim Reynolds, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2017 as

PRINCIPALS MONTH

and recognize the essential role that principals play in preparing today's students for the challenges of tomorrow and encourage residents to recognize the role principals may have in a child's life.