New Jersey School Leader Named 2017 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year

Brad Currie honored at the launch of National Assistant Principals Week

Brad Curie

Reston, VA – Brad Currie, assistant principal at Black River Middle School in Chester, NJ, has been named the 2017 National Assistant Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The announcement kicks off the 2017 celebration of National Assistant Principals Week.

Described as a “connector” by fellow faculty at his school, Brad Currie has a reputation for linking teachers with educators across the globe and getting students tapped into the world via technology. He has accomplished this by co-founding and co-moderating #Satchat, a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders. Students at his school are engaged in an atmosphere with current and exciting STEM coursework, which is available because of Mr. Currie’s influence. Furthermore, administrators, teachers, and students alike have noted how much Mr. Currie has done to “promote a safe, supported, and well-supervised place for all children to work and grow.”

“Brad Currie’s commitment to making meaningful connections among faculty, students, and the community are part of what makes him a powerful multiplier of effective practice at his school and to other school leaders across the country.” NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti remarked. “We are honored to recognize Brad and to hold him as a model of effective and visionary leadership.”

Mr. Currie will formally receive his award during the NASSP salute to leaders at the National Principals Conference in Philadelphia, PA, July 9-11.

About the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year

The NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year (APOY) program annually recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have made exemplary contributions to their profession and to their students’ learning. Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools selects one assistant principal to represent their state. Of these, three finalists are named as contenders for the award, with one being recognized as the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year.

For more information on the APOY program, please visit www.nassp.org/apoy.

About NASSP

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high-quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.