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Associate principal Amy Boone wins “Indiana’s Association of School Assistant Principals” award

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Contributed by Elizabeth Choi

Associate principal Amy Boone stands among admin, family and friends after winning her award

Amy Boone, the associate principal at SHS, has reached an accomplishment of being named Indiana’s Association of School Assistant Principals of the year. Both Boone and principal Brian Knight are very proud of the recognition that SHS is receiving.

According to Boone, upon hearing she received the award, she was dealt with a great wave of excitement and surprise. 

Boone is glad to be able to showcase all the great things that are coming to SHS. The administration team and all the staff at SHS have worked hard to accomplish the things that they do. 

“We win awards because of the compilation of work that we have done to get to that point,” Boone said.

She wants to thank people like Mr. Knight and the administration team for coaching and supporting her. She also shows her gratitude for the people who she has previously worked with for showing her what it means to be a leader. 

“Everybody has given me different leadership perspectives and have really helped me grow as an assistant principal,” Boone said.

Receiving awards like these give staff members the platform and ability to talk about all the great people and great things that SHS has to offer.

We are lucky to have her at SHS, and I am fortunate to be able to work next to an amazing person and educator. There is not anyone out there that is better than she is.”

— Brian Knight

According to Knight, Boone’s work ethic and thoughtfulness are what helps her stand out. He says Boone’s commitment to her work has helped Knight become a better person, and SHS a better school.

“We are lucky to have her at SHS, and I am fortunate to be able to work next to an amazing person and educator,” Knight said in an email to The Journal. “There is not anyone out there that is better than she is.”

Boone hugs friends and family after receiving her award. It was a surprise to Boone to have an audience at the ceremony. (Contributed by Elizabeth Choi)

National Assistant Principal of the Year, NASSP, is a program that annually recognizes great middle and high school assistant principals who have done an outstanding job in providing learning opportunities for students. 

The next step for Boone is signing up to possibly receive a national award that, should she win, would make her the first in Indiana to do so.

“I couldn’t imagine how awesome it would be to share the amazing things that SHS has at a national level,” Boone said.