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Mia Williams Named Washington Middle School Principal of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Mia Williams!

Superintendent Nyland and Mia Williams at recent school board meeting

Aki Kurose’s principal, Mia Williams, has been named the Washington State Middle School Principal of the Year by the Association of Washington School Principals.  Each year, the Association of Washington Middle Level Principals nominates a Washington state principal who then becomes eligible for the award at the national level. Here are a few words from an announcement by Dr. Nyland:

Mia’s passion for the work she does, shows every day, through her dedication and powerful leadership. This can be seen as soon as you walk through the doors at Aki Kurose, where she and her staff continue to create a culture where students are empowered and given opportunities to learn and grow to reach their full potential.

Under Mia’s leadership, Aki Kurose has consistently been one of the highest growth schools in the entire district. Year after year, students at Aki have shown some of the strongest annual academic growth.

Mia recently spent time at the White House after being one of the few principals across the nation, invited by the Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center.

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