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FMS principal wins recognition

FMS principal wins recognition

June 5th, 2019 in Local News

Fulton Middle School principal Beth Houf is seen speaking to Rotary Club members in this February 2018 photo.

Photo by Helen Wilbers /Fulton Sun.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) today named Fulton Middle School Principal Beth Houf as one of its 2019 Digital Principals of the Year.

Winning principals exhibit bold, creative leadership in their drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals.

In Houf's 11 years as principal, she has worked to implement a technology-infused vision among various stakeholders through initiatives such as transforming the teacher evaluation program through technology. She implemented FMS Passionate Learning, a digital innovation focused on personalized learning, and uses social media platforms to improve communication with parents and model digital citizenship and leadership for students.

Houf is the co-author of "Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff." She also serves as a facilitator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders and is active in her local, state and national principal associations.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is an organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student's potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student.