Today, Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be honored by his peers – the Kentucky Association of School Administrators – the largest school administrators group in Kentucky.
He has been named Administrator of the Year, an award that “recognizes dynamic leaders who embody the zeal for leadership in education that KASA represents,” according to a KASA release.
Mullins will be presented with the paragon award today during the opening session of KASA’s 2010 Annual Summer Institute at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville. The award is given to two people statewide, including one building-level administrator and one district-level administrator.
Mullins is best known for his work to improve academic performance at LCHS, having led the school from 120th place in the state on CATS Testing to 29th place in five years.
He has been an important part of the LaRue County 1 to 1 Laptop Initiative, the School Administrations Manager Project, the Professional Learning Community, and the Kentucky Leadership Academy. He currently serves as the Heartland Regional Representative on the KASA Board of Directors.
His peers are not the only ones who have noticed his enthusiasm for his work.
Mullins is a jewel to work with. He’s quick to return phone calls and messages, a peacemaker and diplomat, and shows a genuine interest in LCHS. He loves to talk about the successes at the school, its students and teachers. And there have been many.
It was only a matter of time before the state recognized him.
Overall, I’d say we’re lucky to have him.
– Editor Linda Ireland