Snellville Middle School has been named a 2016 Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) Breakout Middle School. It is one of only six schools selected to receive the annual award. As a recognized school, Snellville Middle was presented with a $1,000 donation and an award that will be displayed inside the school. The school’s principal, Katise Menchan, accepted the award during the GASSP Fall Conference in Savannah, Georgia.
“This award validates the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff as well as affirms our collective belief that all students will grow academically, be challenged each day to reach his or her full potential, and receive our very best,” Menchan said.
Winning schools were selected for their collaborative leadership, personalization and curriculum, instruction, and assessment. A committee of state principals reviewed each application and scored them based on a rubric.
Snellville Middle School is also one of three schools to earn a “Distinguished” level designation from the GASSP. Schools that earned that designation were selected for their demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of all students.
“We are ecstatic about being selected as a Breakout Middle School and to be recognized by GASSP as a ‘Distinguished’ Breakout Middle School makes it all the more exciting for us,” Menchan said.