MoASSP Announces AP of the Year
2018-2019 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year
Lauren Cumming, 2018-2019 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – (October 30, 2018) - The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) has selected Lauren Cumming, assistant principal at Bernard Middle School in the Mehlville School District, as the 2018 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year. MoASSP will officially present the award during the annual MoASSP Spring Conference at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO., on Monday, April 1, 2018.
Mrs. Cumming was awarded the recognition based on her positive impact in the areas of collaborative leadership; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and advocacy for her staff and students at Bernard Middle School. "Lauren is a servant leader who commits herself to constant professional development, and she encourages her staff to do the same,” said Jeff Bresler, Assistant Superintendent—Supervision of schools. "She is a lead learner who studies alongside her teachers so that she can serve as a resource and guide to do what is best for each individual student. Lauren’s passion for education and learning extends to many as she presents STEAM initiatives throughout the district and at conferences across the state. We are very proud of her and excited for her to receive this award.”
Representatives with MoASSP announced Cumming’s award during an all-school assembly at Bernard Middle School on October 30. The selection was made from more than 900 secondary assistant principals in Missouri.
Mrs. Cumming is in her third year as assistant principal at Bernard Middle School. Prior to that, she taught foreign language at Oakville Middle School also in the Mehlville School District.
MoASSP sponsors the Assistant Principal of the Year, High School and Middle School Principal of the Year programs. Mrs. Cumming will represent Missouri in the 2019 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ Assistant Principal of the Year program.
MoASSP President, Ed Gettemeier, Principal Hardin MS & Lauren Cumming
Banner Presentation During All-School Assembly
MoASSP Representatives & Lauren Cumming
MoASSP Executive Director, Clark Mershon, Lauren Cumming, Ed Gettemeier, & Doug Mirts, MoASSP Director of Programming