Haydon Elementary School Principal Amanda Wilder’s leadership is being recognized this month.
Wilder is representing Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) as the 2018 Washington Post “Principal of the Year.”
The award is recognizing 16 principals who go beyond what is expected to help provide an “exceptional educational environment,” according to a release.
Since she became principal in 2012, Wilder has worked alongside students, staff, parents and other members of the Haydon community.
“It is important for her to involve all stakeholders in decisions that will have an impact on them,” a nominator wrote.
Wilder worked with stakeholders to start the school system’s first Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program.
She is also known for researching strategies that can aid students, and for supporting Haydon Elementary School’s before and after school programs.
Wilder, who has a doctorate in education and a master’s in special education, was recently named a finalist for the Global Leadership Summit held in Helsinki, Finland.
She will be acknowledged on May 16 at MCPS’ annual recognition ceremony, Evening with the Stars, and on May 24 at the Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation’s annual Night of Excellence.
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