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Lithia Springs High School Administrator Jessica Ainsworth was named today (November 3) as the Assistant Principal of the Year in Georgia for 2015-2016 by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP). She will represent Georgia in the National Assistant Principal of the Year competition in February in San Diego, California.

Nominated for the award by Lithia Springs High School Principal Dr. Garrick Askew, Ms. Ainsworth was named as one of four semifinalists state-wide. She attended the GASSP Fall Conference in Savannah, was interviewed by a committee, and then named the state winner today.

“Ms. Ainsworth is a consummate professional,” said Dr. Askew. “Regardless of the scenario: meetings, reports, working with staff, students, or parents, Jessica is always prepared and is thorough in addressing matters. Data drives her perspectives on teaching and learning and she has great knowledge and commensurate experience that allows her to use her perspectives to support instruction at Lithia Springs High (LSHS). In addition to her intellect and her leadership skill, Ms. Ainsworth is one of the hardest working professionals that I have encountered. It doesn't matter if it is curriculum related or a snowstorm and I need someone to stay overnight to monitor the girls stranded here at the school, she is always willing to assist to help ensure that LSHS runs smoothly.

Ms. Ainsworth has been at LSHS for three years as an Assistant Principal after working 4 years as an Educational Evaluator in the Douglas County School System Central Office.

Congratulations Ms. Ainsworth.


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