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Stone named Principal of the Year

Mar 29, 2021
Jaime Stone, principal at Camden-Rockport Middle School since 2014, has been named Maine’s NASSP Principal of the Year for 2021-2022 by the Maine Principals’ Association.

Camden — The Maine Principals’ Association announced Jaime Stone, the principal at Camden-Rockport Middle School, has been named Maine’s NASSP Principal of the Year for 2021-2022.

She will be honored by the MPA at a Virtual Awards Evening April 29.

Stone received the National Association of Secondary School Principals award because of her extensive network of innovative community partnerships and project-based learning vision. She has a commitment to high expectations for students while being committed to supporting and collaborating with staff and community.

“Principal Stone has a comprehensive and systematic communication style that includes all stakeholders," Association Executive Director of the Professional Division Holly Couturier said. "She is a progressive and caring leader committed to creating a successful environment where teachers, leaders, and students can thrive academically and emotionally.”

Stone received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Maine, Orono in 1998. She then went to Johns Hopkins University, where in 2006, she obtained her master's degree in administration and supervision.

She began her educational career as an eighth-grade teacher, as well as being the athletic director and basketball coach at Sedgwick Elementary School in 1998. From there, she moved to Queen Ann Private School in Prince George’s County, Maryland where she was the middle school's math and social studies teacher in 1999.

She then became an academic manager and career counselor teacher before becoming the director of Academic and Career Exploration Program’s founding math teacher in 2002. For seven years, she was an educational consultant in Maryland, then a Mid-Atlantic and National School designer for Expeditionary Learning Schools.

She began her administrative career in 2009 when she became a middle and elementary school principal, before moving to Maine. She became principal of Camden-Rockport Middle School in 2014, a position she continues to hold today.

In 2016, Stone received the New England League of Middle Schools,  A+ Administrator Award.

Stone serves on her district’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as the Educator Effectiveness Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Maine Principals’ Association.

The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 principals, assistant principals and career and technology center directors.

The association dates to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades nine through 12.

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