Colleen Conaty, an assistant principal at Howard High School of Technology, has been named the 2017-18 Delaware Assistant Principal of the Year by the Delaware Association of Secondary School Principals (DASSP). She will represent Delaware along with all other state winners in the running for the national award presented by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Conaty has been an assistant principal at Howard since 2012. During her tenure, the school has received prestigious national and statewide recognition. Howard was named a Bronze Medal School by U.S. News and World Report four times in the past five years, listing Howard as one of the top 8 high schools in Delaware. Howard has been recognized twice as an Apple Distinguished Program school for its innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and it also was named a Verizon Innovative Learning School, one of only 12 in the nation at the time of the award.
Mrs. Conaty, along with the Howard administrative team, has been invited to present at the National School Boards Association annual conference on initiatives and strategies they developed which focused on improving student achievement at Howard. They were also invited to present on Howard’s 1:1 iPad initiative at the annual International Society for Technology Education Conference. Prior to being named assistant principal, she served as a vocational specialist and the Early Education career teacher at St. Georges.
“We are most fortunate to have such a highly talented, caring, and passionate leader as Colleen,” Superintendent Vicki Gehrt told the Howard faculty. “The entire district is so proud of you and happy that you are receiving this well-deserved accolade.”