February 26, 2009
The Columbus Municipal School District honored Columbus High School Assistant Principal Jill Savely as their District Administrator of the Year.
Thursday afternoon at a CHS faculty development meeting CMSD Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips and CHS Principal Dr. Craig Shannon surprised Savely with the announcement.
"Mrs. Savely was born to be an educator," said Shannon. "She genuinely cares about each student regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. She is gifted in the area of reaching children, and that''s why I think she is Columbus'' Administrator of the Year."
"She was hugely responsible for us getting the (International Baccalaureate) program," said Phillips. "She helped us get it started and has kept us on track and continues to keep us on track. We''re excited about Mrs. Savely being recognized. We have a lot of administrators in the district, and she is a really excellent administrator."
Savely has been an educator for the past 18 years, and has been an administrator for four of those years.
"This is such an honor," said Savely. "We''ve got great administrators in our district, and so many big things going on in our district. To be chosen to represent our district is quite the honor."
kate commented at 2/27/2009 6:41:00 PM:
i have known jill for decades now and she is a remarkable woman, i am very happy and proud for her and not the least bit surprised.
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