Toppenish high principal wins national award
The principal of Toppenish High School has been named national high school principal of the year and will be honored in Washington, D.C. in a few weeks.
Trevor Greene was told he won the award at a school assembly this morning.
Greene is being honored for improving both math and science achievement at his school by focusing the curriculum on science and technology. Since becoming principal in 2008, he has started a number of new programs, including engineering, biomedical science and computer software classes.
He also started a robotics team and the high school's graduation rate has improved to about 90%. The school reports virtually every one of those graduates goes on to college.
Greene says he will cherish this award- but most importantly in his words- "This award isn't a me award its a we award"
"Nothing happens without a collective effort and without the staff and their work, teachers staying late-seeing new opportunities and than pursing those opportunities and students performing at high levels- I wouldn't be here representing Toppenish High School," says Greene