MoASSP Announces AP of the Year

2020 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year

Dr. Jon Fitzgerald, 2020 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – (November 14, 2019) - The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) has selected Dr. Jon Fitzgerald, assistant principal at Pattonville High School in the Pattonville School District, as the 2020 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, March 30, 2020.


Clark Mershon, Executive Director, with MoASSP announced Fitzgerald's award during a surprise event at the Positive School in front of students and staff on the campus of Pattonville High School on November 13. The selection was made from more than 900 secondary assistant principals in Missouri.


Fitzgerald was hired as an assistant principal at Pattonville High School in 2012 and formally worked as a social studies teacher at the high school as well as an administrative intern. He previously served as a middle school social studies teacher in the Saint Louis Public Schools District. Fitzgerald holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education in social studies from Southeast Missouri State University, a master's degree in educational administration from Lindenwood University, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Maryville University. His administrative duties at Pattonville High School include working with the Career and Technical Education department, iLearn, Biomedical Sciences, and POSITIVE School.


MoASSP sponsors the Assistant Principal of the Year, High School and Middle School Principal of the Year programs. Fitzgerald will represent Missouri in the 2020 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ Assistant Principal of the Year program.


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From left to right: Doug Mirts, MoASSP Program Director, Pattonville High School principal Dr. Joe Dobrinic, Dr. Jon Fitzgerald, MoASSP executive director Clark Mershon and Pattonville superintendent Dr. Tim Pecoraro.

MoASSP Announces 2020 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year

Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals

The mission of the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals is to improve secondary education through positive leadership and the enhancement of student performance.