Anna Brady, principal at Grimsley High, received the district's highest honors at the 10th annual Celebrating Excellence in Education event at Northern High. The event is sponsored by Businesses for Excellence in Education. Brady is a 21-year education veteran who has served as the principal at Grimsley High since 2008.
"As the leader of my school, I believe the school vision begins with me," she said. "I must be the one who creates optimal conditions for excellence in all areas of our school community. As the head coach, I inspire my team to believe in the vision and create a team spirit and commitment for success."
Other principals receiving awards included Northwood Elementary Principal Scott Winslow. As Elementary Principal of the Year, he received $500. The remaining finalists -- Charles Blanchard from Southeast High, Melissa Nixon from Irving Park Elementary and Anitra Walker from Northeast High -- received $300 each.
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Teacher and Principal of the Year Finalists Profiles
Greg Shue, teacher at Northwest High and Anitra Walker, principal at Northeast High
Ideana Glenn, teacher at High School Ahead Academy and Charles Blanchard, principal at Southeast High
Kimberly James, teacher at Triangle Lake Montessori and Anna Brady, principal at Grimsley High
Jean Goss, teacher at Jamestown Middle and Melissa Nixon, principal at Irving Park Elementary
Kathryn Pritchard, teacher at Erwin Montessori and Scott Winslow, principal at Northwood Elementary