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Outstanding Principal of the Year

Jarrell Middle School Abbe Lester

abbe_lesterAbbe Lester, Principal of Jarrell Middle School in Jarrell, TX has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region #13 Outstanding Principal of the Year.

TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions. Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. As a Region 13 winner, Ms. Lester is eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Principal of the Year.

Abbe Lester, an eight-year principal has headed the leadership team at Jarrell Middle School since 2008. She attended Stephens College, in Columbia, MO and earned a BS in Business Administration.

She attended Long Island University, CW Post Campus in New York and was awarded a Master of Science in Counseling. Upon moving to Texas, she was alternatively certified as an education and earned her Principal’s Certification from Tarleton State University. Ms. Lester sees herself as being a risk taker, a visionary and leader of learners. She is credited with numerous achievements including a Raise Your Hand Texas selectee.

Each of the region winners will be recognized during the Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Hilton Austin Downtown Hotel. Each will be presented with an award and recognized in a commemorative book entitled Texas Principals, Texas Heroes. The TASSP Summer Workshop will be held June 14-16, 2017, at the Austin Convention Center.

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