Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Group photo, left to right: Dr. Ken Peake, Assistant Superintendent of Principal Supervision; Molly Spearman, Executive Director, South Carolina Association of School Administrators; Jada Kidd, Assistant Principal; Steve Chamness, Principal, Hillcrest High.
Jada Kidd, assistant principal at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, has been named the 2013 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). The award was announced Wednesday, November 28, in a surprise announcement at Hillcrest High School.
Ms. Kidd was selected by a knowledgeable panel of judges from an outstanding field of high school administrator candidates. The criteria used in the selection of this coveted award are set by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The program is sponsored by VIRCO. State sponsors also include Horace Mann and Herff Jones.
Principal of Hillcrest High Steve Chamness stated, “Since starting at Hillcrest High this year, Jada has been the driving force behind helping teachers find apps they can use in the classroom. She brings valuable assets that enhance our school’s curriculum.”
W. Burke Royster, district superintendent, added, “Jada has established a reputation in the District as an instructional leader. She is recognized by her peers and supervisors as very knowledgeable with the use of technology to deliver instruction effectively.”
“We are very pleased to announce Jada Kidd as the SCASA High School Assistant Principal of the Year,” said Molly Spearman, executive director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. “She is an excellent educator who knows how to relate to the students.”
SCASA, the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, has more than 3,300 members. From professional development opportunities and research, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. As a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders, SCASA also works on the national level.