Ed Crow named state’s assistant principal of the year
October 31, 2013
Hazen High School Assistant Principal Ed Crow has been named Washington state’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Association of Washington School Principals.
Crow was selected based on his strong educational leadership, commitment to the needs of his students and his skill in engaging the community in the learning process.
The recognition is also based on his ability to create a school climate where students thrive, cultivating a focused team of teachers and building relationships with students, parents and staff.
“Ed is truly deserving of this recognition,” Renton Schools Superintendent Dr. Merri Rieger said in a news release. “We are so proud to count Ed as part of our leadership team. He truly defines leadership, commitment and dedication.”
Crow has been assistant principal at Hazen since 2009. Before that, he served as assistant principal at Renton High School.
He grew up in Seattle and attended Franklin High School. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in communication and English, and went on to earn a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University.
His administrative credentials were earned in the UW’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program.
“This award is a great recognition for the work we’re doing at Hazen,” Crow said in the release. “I am lucky that every day I get to work with an amazing group of educators focused on preparing every child for the rigors of life after high school. This award allows Hazen a moment in the spotlight and gives the whole Highlander Community a chance to be recognized.”
The Association of Washington School Principals named Crow the Seamount League’s Distinguished Assistant Principal of the Year in 2012.
“I look at students and realize that their parents have entrusted us with the task of getting their children ready for college, career and life,” Crow said. “It is both a humbling and energizing experience.”