Muscle Shoals, Ala: Dr. Chad Holden, principal of Muscle Shoals High School in the Muscle Shoals City School System, has been named 2019 Alabama High School Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP).
Holden has 17 years of experience in the field of education with 7 of those years in administration. Since 2014, Holden has led Muscle Shoals High School as its principal. Previously, he served as a teacher and assistant principal at Muscle Shoals High School. Holden earned his undergraduate, graduate, and education specialist degree at the University of North Alabama. In 2018, he earned his doctorate in education from Samford University.
“Congratulations to Dr. Chad Holden on his selection as Alabama’s High School Principal of the Year,” states Dr. Vic Wilson, AASSP executive director. “His accomplishments as a school principal are well documented and worthy of this state-wide recognition. We are excited to have Dr. Holden as the Alabama High School Principal of the Year.”
The Alabama High School Principal of the Year Award is sponsored by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals, American Fidelity, and Interior Elements. As winner of the Alabama High School Principal of the Year, Holden will receive an office makeover compliments of Interior Elements.
Holden will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon during the CLAS Convention on June 11, 2019, at the Montgomery Renaissance. The CLAS Annual Summer Convention is the largest gathering of school leaders in the state of Alabama. He will also be recognized at the AASSP/AAMSP Fall Conference in November 2019.
The Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals is an affiliate association of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS). CLAS is an umbrella association that serves ten different affiliates comprised of Alabama’s public school administrators. CLAS is dedicated to providing the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support. For more information, visit www.clasleaders.org.
Photo: Dr. Chad Holden
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