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North Berwick Elementary School Principal Roger “Ron” Robert Jr. Named 2016 Maine’s NAESP National Distinguished Principal

Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Roger “Ron” Robert Jr., Principal at North Berwick Elementary School, has been named Maine’s NAESP’s, in corporate partnership with Valic, National Distinguished Principal in 2016.  He will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at its Spring Conference on April 28, 2016.

Mr. Robert received the award based on his accomplishments as a high performing leader, educational leader, ability to involve parents and the community in the school, creating a framework of supports for students who are struggling and excelling, and his ability to cultivate, monitor, and advance a positive climate for his staff and students.

In announcing Mr. Robert’s selection as 2016 Maine’s NAESP National Distinguished Principal, MPA Executive Director Richard Durost noted, “Ron Robert has been a successful principal for almost 18 years. His leadership in the “100 Days of Giving” program, the development of daily common planning time for teachers, and the creation of a “professional development roadmap” are all examples of what makes Principal Robert and the North Berwick Elementary School unique.”

Mr. Robert received his Bachelor Degree from Holy Cross College in 1973, his Master’s Degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1996, and earned his Maine Principals’ Certificate in 1998.

He has served as the principal at North Berwick Elementary since 2002.  Prior to this, he was the principal at Hollis Elementary and Hollis Consolidated School and Principal of Eliza Libby School in Buxton from 1998 – 2002 .

Mr. Robert is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 educational leaders.  The Association dates its history back to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, educational leadership, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.