Free Lance-Star reporter Amy Umble covers Stafford County schools and other education issues
Stafford picks top principal of the year
Stafford County Schools has selected William Boatwright, principal of A.G. Wright Middle School as the 2012 Principal of the Year.
Boatwright joined Stafford County Schools as a school counselor in 1994. After a brief stop in Fredericksburg as an assistant principal at Walker Grant Middle School, he was appointed as an assistant principal at Brooke Point High School in 1997 where he remained until being appointed at the Principal of AG Wright Middle School in 2004.
His educational leadership abilities were quickly observed when he was selected to receive the Vincent Reed Washington Post Leadership Award for New Principals in 2005. He has been a guest speaker for Sheriff Jett’s Summer Football Camp and is a sought after speaker for youth groups. Boatwright serves as a mentor to kindergarten students as well as to new principals.
The nomination letters in support of Boatwright for Principal of the Year consistently reference his encouragement of cooperation and excellence within the school and school community. He is lauded as a creative and innovative leader. One of the innovative programs Boatwright has instituted is the “A” Day program at A.G. Wright Middle School. This program honors the achievements and celebrates the successes of AG Wright Middle School students.
Want to know more about Boatwright? Here’s a story we ran in 2003 when he was assistant principal at Brooke Point High School.