West Hartford Public Schools are proud to announce that Julio Duarte, Conard High School Assistant Principal, has been selected as the 2013 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools.
He will be honored by CAS at a recognition reception in October, 2013. Julio will also travel to Washington, D.C., in April 2013, where he will be recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals at an assistant principals’ forum and award gala.
Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity select one assistant principal to represent their state. From these state award winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Assistant Principal of the Year Award.
The NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year is selected from among the finalists, and receives a $5,000 grant.
Duarte has worked at Conard High School for the past 10 years, the first six as a school counselor, and the last four as assistant principal. Students describe Mr. Duarte as someone who is willing to talk, will spend extra time with them, and always wants them to be the best person that they can be.
Submitted by West Hartford Public Schools