Skyline High Principal Sulura Jackson named 2010-11 Principal of the Year by MASSP
The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals named Sulura Jackson, principal of Ann Arbor’s Skyline High School, as the 2010-11 High School Principal of the Year.
Jackson’s work to further education in Ann Arbor and maintain the “Skyline Difference” was more than enough to give her the award, according to MASSP Superintendent J. Todd Roberts.
“I am most impressed with Sulura Jackson and her performance with the Ann Arbor Public Schools," he said. “She is an exceptional leader who challenges herself and her staff to continuously improve. She is most deserving of the Principal of the Year Award.”
Jackson began serving as principal of Skyline in 2005, working with district officials to plan for the opening of the school, which came in 2008.
MASSP officials said Jackson has worked diligently to improve relationships among teachers, parents and students at the school.
Sara Duvall, lead teacher for media and technology at Skyline who nominated Jackson for the award, said Jackson’s work to grow the Parent-Teacher Support Organization has been one of her many accomplishments.
“Skyline’s vibrant PTSO was promoted and developed by Ms. Jackson’s effective communication with parents from long before the school opened its doors,” Duvall said in a statement. “She is simply the most accomplished and dedicated principal with whom any of us have had the privilege to work.”
Jackson will represent Michigan at the 2011 MetLife/National Association of Secondary School Principal of the Year program in Washington D.C. MetLife sponsors the award along with the MASSP.
Kyle Feldscher covers K-12 education for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.