RALEIGH — Millbrook High School Principal Dana King was named Wake Countys 2010 Principal of the Year on Thursday.
King has been in education for 28 years, including the past eight as principal of Millbrook High in North Raleigh. She was praised for her enthusiasm and hard work, and for helping to restore pride in Millbrook..
Dana is always the first person at Millbrook each morning, and frequently her light is the last one on in the building at night, said Kelly Aman, an assistant principal at Millbrook. Her accessibility to parents, students and her teachers, along with her larger-than-life personality and her take-charge attitude, have restored the communitys belief that Millbrook High School is a great school where children enjoy a wonderful high school experience that readies them for bright futures.
Kings prize package includes a $1,000 check and various office supplies. Millbrook will receive a $500 award. King will now compete in the state Principal of the Year program.
Briarcliff Elementary School Assistant Principal Robert Grant was named Wake Countys 2010 Assistant Principal of the Year.
Grant has been in education for 21 years, including the past 2-1/2 years at Briarcliff Elementary in Cary. Prior to that, he was an administrative intern at Washington Magnet Elementary. He worked as a teacher at Washington Magnet and Durant Road elementary schools, and in New York and Washington.
Grants prize package includes a $500 check and various office supplies.