Area principal attends leadership conference

FORTVILLE — Benjamin Williams of Mt. Vernon Middle School was one of 59 principals selected to participate in the fifth Indiana Principal Leadership Institute at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education in July.

Williams and the other participants were mentored by 11 experienced Indiana school leaders to play a key role in guiding smaller regional focus-cohorts in their areas of the state.

The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute is a two-year experience designed to address the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success. The institute increases a principal’s capacity to address the current school needs such as effective instruction, student performance, community involvement and shaping a strong school culture.

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