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It’s Assistant Principals Week!

National Assistant Principals Week, April 1-5, 2024, is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions of our assistant principals to the success of our students. Assistant principals have complex jobs. Their duties include supporting teachers and their principal, motivating students and creating a positive learning community – as well as facing the many unpredictable challenges that land on their desk each day. Portland Public Schools is deeply grateful to all these key staff members for all they do to ensure that our students succeed! Thank you!

PHOTO: Pictured (from left to right) are the following PPS assistant principals:

Top row:

Melissa Richard, Assistant Principal, Rowe Elementary School

Priya Natarajan, Assistant Principal, Casco Bay High School

Talya Edlund, Assistant Principal, Lyseth Elementary School

Hermenegildo Paulo, Assistant Principal, Talbot Community School

Alyson Dame, Assistant Principal, Deering High School

Middle row:

Ashley Anderson, Assistant Principal, Presumpscot Elementary School

Blake Kastle, Assistant Principal, Lincoln Middle School

Halima Noor - Assistant Principal, Deering High School

Sarah Obare, Co-Assistant Principal, Portland High School

Tricia Shorr, Assistant Principal, Longfellow Elementary

Bottom row:

Kelly Thornhill, Assistant Principal, East End Community School

Darralynn Jones, Assistant Principal, Lyman Moore Middle

Jason Bradeen - Assistant Principal, King Middle School

Emily Parr, Assistant Principal, Ocean Avenue Elementary School

Caitlin LeClair, Co-Assistant Principal, Portland High School