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Principal Dr. Taylor Honored with Outstanding Educator Award
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Dr. Gwendolyn Taylor
Dr. Gwendolyn Taylor

HMS Principal Dr. Taylor Honored with Outstanding Educator Award


HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Huntington Middle School Principal Dr. Gwendolyn Taylor has been honored with the Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator Award by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP).  The award was presented at the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) summer conference held this month on Jekyll Island, Ga.


This honor is reserved for exemplary leaders who have contributed to public education.  Their schools must provide effective middle grades education programs to include: school vision, culture, climate, instruction, teaching strategies, guidance and support, services, discipline, professional development and community partnerships. 


Dr. Taylor commented, "l am very humbled and thankful for the nomination and receipt of this special award.”


In 2016, Dr. Taylor was appointed to the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Board to represent middle school principals as the “Middle-School At Large” officer.  She is the first person from Georgia to ever be appointed to this board.  Previously she was also President of GASSP, the state’s largest building-level administrative association with more than 1,200 members statewide.


Dr. Puckett was GAEL’s third executive director.  He served as a middle school principal and assistant superintendent for the Floyd County, Ga. school system. 


Huntington Middle School is located at 206 Wellborn Road in Warner Robins.  For more information, please contact Dr. Taylor at 478-542-2440.

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