Reston, VA—Terry D’Imperio, leadership teacher and student council adviser at Livonia Middle/High School (Livonia MHS) in Livonia, NY, has been named the 2021 Warren E. Shull High School Adviser of the Year by National Student Council (NatStuCo). This award is supported by NatStuCo’s parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).  

D’Imperio has been the student council adviser at Livonia MHS for the last 20 years. In that role, she has created a leadership class as well as an introductory, mandatory freshman leadership class. Under D’Imperio’s guidance, students have created building programs including mental health awareness week, haunted houses, teacher talent shows, and numerous other activities that have become Livonia traditions.

“As a student council adviser, D’Imperio has worked to nurture an environment that fosters strong student leadership and build school and community spirit,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “We’re proud to honor Terry D’Imperio with the 2021 Warren E. Shull High School Adviser of the Year Award for the work she’s done helping students to be the best version of themselves.”

The annual award is named for Warren E. Shull, the founder of National Student Council, and recognizes middle level and high school student council advisers for their exemplary character, leadership, and commitment to young people, and for fostering student leadership development.

About National Student Council

National Student Council provides and promotes professional development and leadership training to student council advisers who, in turn, teach leadership skills to student council members. The organization is dedicated to preparing and empowering student leaders to better serve their schools and communities. For more information, visit


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of middle level and high school principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.