Edmeston Principal Honored for K-12 Building Leadership

By WKTV News

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Martha Winsor, kindergarten-12 principal of Edmeston Central School, a rural school in Otsego County, has been selected as the recipient for the 2014 K-12 Building Principal Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS).
The K-12 Building Principal Award was created to recognize the unique characteristics of a K-12 building and the related demands, expectations, and challenges of a principal in this multi-level environment. It is given annually to a SAANYS member who is a successful K-12 principal, a recognized educational leader, and who demonstrates leadership in establishing the pace, character, and mission of the building and demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in providing comprehensive programs and services for all levels and grades.
Winsor is known as a compassionate leader and mentor to many within her school community.
"Over the last six years, Martha has been my colleague and someone I could rely on to help answer many difficult questions as we have moved through the enormous change that is Race to the Top," said Eric Windover, K-12 principal of Roxbury Central School. "While others voice frustration, anxiety, and more, Martha is steadfast, moving methodically forward on an even keel."
Colleagues emphasize Windsor's impact on students' leadership skills and community awareness through the service organization she advises: "With her guidance, the students have learned 'Service Above Self.' 
Her leadership role has helped this youth organization provide services to better our school and community. Mrs. Winsor has been a positive influence on our future leaders of tomorrow."
"Martha demonstrates great care and sensitivity to the needs of students and staff," said superintendent of schools, Brian Hunt. "She always knows just what kind words will help a difficult situation. She has been a dedicated and effective principal in Edmeston School District for 14 years."
Winsor will be honored for her accomplishments at an awards ceremony on May 9 at the Century House in Latham, New York.

SAANYS represents nearly 7,200 school administrators, supervisors, and coordinators.  

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