STPA Principal Nominated for the 2017-2018 National LifeChanger of the Year Award

STPA Principal Nominated for the 2017-2018 National LifeChanger of the Year Award
Posted on 02/02/2018
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STPA principal, Ana Castro, has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. 
Castro was nominated by Patricia Power, STPA teacher. 
"Our principal, Ana Castro, embodies all of the characteristics discussed in Steven Covey's books regarding effective individuals, and she excels as our instructional leader," said Power. "She has made all of us understand that we are part of a family here, and in these uncertain times, that sense of belonging has enabled us to build a place where excellence is celebrated every day."  

Each school year, the LifeChanger of the Year program receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For 2017-2018, there will be a total of 17 individual LifeChanger of the Year awards. The awards structure is as follows:
- 1 National Grand Prize Winner 
- 4 Grand Prize Finalists 
- 10 LifeChanger Award Winners
- 1 Spirit Award Winner 
- 1 Spotlight Award Winner 

Each winner will receive a cash award that is split between the individual winner and their school. The national Grand Prize award is $10,000. Winners are announced via surprise award ceremonies held at their schools. The top five winners will also be honored at a national awards ceremony in Bermuda. Winners will be announced in Spring 2018.

Winners will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals. Nominees must be school district employees. Award winners are selected based on the following criteria:

- A proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students

- An ability to positively add to the development of the school's atmosphere

- Is involved in leadership activities at the school and/or community level

- A demonstrative record of excellent performance at the professional level

- A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere

- Adherence to high moral and ethical standards

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