Local Heroes: Amy DiSabatino Named Principal of the Year

Monday, June 27, 2011

Each year, The Washington Post honors exceptional principals throughout the region.  This year’s winner for Charles County is Amy DiSabatino, who is at the helm of William B. Wade Elementary school in St. Charles.   Wade teachers and staff comment on Principal DiSabatino’s outstanding leadership qualities, specifically her ability to motivate students and faculty and to use everyday opportunities to promote instructional challenges or strategies.  DiSabatino takes a hands on approach and can often be seen teaching classroom lessons (engaging students while also training the teacher) and otherwise actively participating in school events.  She leads by example, is enthusiastic, and offers encouragement and inspiration.  Staff credits DiSabatino’s leadership for Wade’s superior Maryland School Assessment (MSA) scores, which have consistently been at or above 90 percent proficient, with minimal achievement gap.  Parents find her to be a good communicator as well as highly accessible, personally responding to parents and addressing their concerns.

Principal DiSabatino gives credit to those around her, stating,

“This award is very special to me because it brings recognition to our extraordinary school and to the students, staff and community.  I feel privileged to have the opportunity every day to work with my wonderful Wade family and to play a small part in helping to raise them to be successful.  A long time ago one of my mentors told me to surround myself with excellence and then let them do their job.  I have worked hard to accomplish that and this award exemplifies the excellent instructional program at Wade.”

You can read the full article at SoMDToday.com.

Keep up the inspiring work Principal DiSabatino!

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