NASHVILLE – Minglewood Elementary school principal Jane Winter earned top honors for her work in Tennessee education.
Ms. Winter, principal of Minglewood Elementary School in Clarksville/Montgomery County Schools, was named Tennessee’s 2012-13 Principal of the Year. She has served as principal at Minglewood since 1994.
The award was announced Oct. 9 during a statewide conference for education leaders.
“In Tennessee, we are doing more to highlight successes in our education system and that includes recognizing strong leaders,” said Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. “We are grateful for what they have done to prioritize the needs of students and improve outcomes for them.”
The annual Principal of the Year award recognizes administrators who have helped build a better education for Tennessee students through their leadership, programs and visions. Winter was among nine principals selected as regional finalists after being nominated by their peers for the title.
Winter was named the Tennessee Principal of the Year and Middle Grand Division Winner. Frederick Malone, principal of Bellevue Middle School in Memphis City, won for the West Grand Division. Jeff Moorhouse, principal of Morristown West High School in Hamblen County, won for the East Grand Division.