WARRENSVILLE-Ashe County Schools named Blue Ridge Elementary Principal Callie Grubb as its 2016-2017 Principal of the Year this week.
The honor coincides with National Principals’ Month which runs throughout November.
“Principals are among the hardest working, yet often lease recognized individuals in education,” according to a press release from Ashe County Schools. “Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. National Principals Month is your opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to principals everywhere and to share with the community all the great things that principals do.”
Grubb is in her fifth year as Principal of Blue Ridge.
“She is a great principal to work for,” according to the release. “She has the ability to open up her mind to multiple perspectives. This allows her to make informed decisions that incorporates the viewpoints of many stakeholders.”
“(Grubb) has a big heart and always puts the students first,” according to the release. “Her knowledge and professionalism makes her a great leader to work for.”
Grubb will represent Ashe County Schools as she advances to the Region 7 Principal of the Year Interviews in November.
The district used Grubb’s crowning as an opportunity to recognize each of its principals – Mountain View’s David Blackburn, Westwood’s Jennifer Robinson, Ashe County Middle School’s Dustin Farmer and Jason Krider at Ashe County High School – “and give a big ‘shout-out’ to all the work, time and energy they give to our students, staff and families. We understand that principals love what they do and enjoy the many opportunities to share in the learning journeys of the children in their schools.”