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Chapel Hill-Carrboro Names Principal of the Year

Posted October 3, 2007 5:47 p.m. EDT

— Amy Rickard, principal of Glenwood Elementary, was named Principal of the Year for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

"Results from the Harris Interactive survey show that Amy creates a positive environment in her school for students, staff and parents. At the same time, Glenwood made significant achievement gains on End-of-Grade tests last year under her leadership," Superintendent Neil Pedersen said in a press release. "She will represent the district well in the Wachovia Principal of the Year Awards."

Rickard was recently named as the new principal for Elementary #10. She has been wrapping up her responsibilities at Glenwood before moving into her new role.

She will concentrate on planning for Elementary #10 on a full-time basis beginning Nov. 1. Elementary #10 is slated to open in August 2008.

Rickard has served as Glenwood Elementary's principal since July 2004. Prior to that, she was the assistant principal at both Rashkis Elementary and McDougle Elementary.

Rickard is a North Carolina Principal Fellow. She completed her administrative internship at McDougle Elementary. Rickard served as a language arts teach at Kannapolis Middle School before entering administration.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English education and psychology and a master's degree in school administration, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rickard will now compile a portfolio and represent the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in a regional competition sponsored by Wachovia.