Bennet Congratulates Julie Shue on Being Named Regional Principal of the Year

Shue Eligible to be Selected as National Principal of the Year in May

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Julie Shue from Corwin International Magnet School in Pueblo, Colorado on being named one of eleven Regional Principals of the Year by the Magnet Schools of America (MSA). The school is part of Pueblo City Schools and MSA’s Region VIII, which includes magnet schools in Colorado, Montana, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

“Strong leadership from our principals can increase student achievement, improve teacher retention, and transform the entire culture of a school,” Bennet, the former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, said. “It is great to see a school leader doing the hard work to provide a quality education that will prepare our kids for the 21st century economy. I am grateful we have Julie leading the way at Corwin International, and I hope she keeps up the good work.”

MSA’s Magnet Principal of the Year Award annually recognizes an outstanding school leader who has succeeded in providing innovative programs that promote equity, diversity, and academic excellence for students in magnet schools. This principal is acknowledged by peers for exemplary contributions made to their profession. The awards honor a Pre-K through K-12 magnet school principal who has demonstrated excellence in the areas addressed by the selection criteria:

  • Evidence of leadership in promoting equity and diversity among students and staff within the magnet school;
  • Evidence of leadership toward equitable academic success for all students;
  • Evidence of leadership in supporting the implementation and sustaining of an innovative magnet program;
  • Evidence of leadership within the district and the magnet community.

The National Principal of the Year will be named at MSA’s national conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 5-8, 2013.