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New York Principal elected to lead National Principals Organization Board


ALBANY, N.Y. -- Peter Kruszynski, principal of Lancaster Middle School in Lancaster, NY has been elected to serve as president-elect of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Kruszynski has spent the last 18 of his 36 years in education as principal of Lancaster Middle School, where he has actively supported the professional growth of all the assistant principals who have worked with him by collaborating with them and being available to assist or consult on sensitive or controversial topics. Of the nine assistant principals who have worked at his school, five are currently principals and one is at the district office. His efforts have helped to create a principal pipeline in his own district, cultivating leaders that then continue to serve students throughout the district community.

Kruszynski has been an NASSP board member as well as a board member for the School Administrators Association of New York (SAANYS). He was president of SAANYS from 2009-2010 and president of the Lancaster Administrators and Supervisors Association from 2000-2015. In 2012, Kruszynski was named Western NY Middle School Principal of the Year and this year, he earned the NYS Outstanding Educator Award. He has a BS, MS, and Certificate of Advanced Study and New York State Administrative Certification from the State University College at Buffalo.

Commented SAANYS Executive Director Kevin Casey, "My sincere congratulations and wholehearted support to New York's own Peter Kruszynski on being named NASSP president-elect. Peter's exceptional leadership skills and educational experience will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to this already dynamic professional association."

"Research has shown how essential principal leadership is to student success," Kruszynski said. "I am honored to be NASSP's president-elect and to serve our nation's amazing school leaders who are working to ensure that all students succeed in fulfilling their greatest potential."

All board terms are effective July 12, 2018, as is Kruszynski's post of president-elect. Kruszynski will be serving under NASSP President Christine Handy until July 1, 2019, when he will succeed to the NASSP presidency.

About NASSP:

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student's potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.

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