Renton High School principal Damien Pattenaude and Hazen High School assistant principal Ed Crow have been named 2012-2013 Distinguished Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year in the Seamount League by the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP).
The two school leaders were selected based on their strong educational leadership, high expectations for school staff and students, commitment to meet the academic and social needs of students, established community ties with parents and local business, and the respect they’ve earned by students, colleagues, parents, and the community at-large. The recognition is also based on their ability to create a school climate where students thrive; cultivating a focused team of teachers; building relationships with students, parents and staff; and engaging the community in the learning process.
Pattenaude grew up in Seattle and attended Renton High School. He received a bachelor’s in English and master’s in educational leadership from Washington State University.
Pattenaude says the most rewarding part of his job is serving in the community in which he grew up and working with great students and staff at Renton High.
Crow grew up in Seattle and attended Franklin High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in communication, with an emphasis in broadcast journalism from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University.
Crow says the most rewarding part of his job is when he sees meaningful change being implemented and he is tremendously proud of the work that teachers and staff are doing at Hazen.
Both will be honored at an upcoming AWSP annual conference.