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Honors keep coming in for Opelika High School faculty. Kendrick Myers, assistant principal at OHS, has been named the Alabama Assistant Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP). As the Alabama state winner, Myers is eligible to be selected as the 2016 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) National Assistant Principal of the Year.
Myers has positively affected the students and faculty during his four year tenure at Opelika High School. He has united community efforts and school resources to provide incentives for perfect attendance. He also implemented an incentive program to reward students who have no disciplinary action. Myers said, “I appreciate my co-workers at OHS — administration, faculty and students — for allowing me to spread my wings and grow professionally.”
Myers considers his biggest achievement to be his work with the BICS (Building Individual Capacity for Success) program offered through an AT&T grant. The program helps at-risk students by providing confidence building activities, new experiences, college visits, leadership conferences, business tours, and other relevant visits. Because of this program, many of those at-risk students are now enrolled in or seeking post-secondary educational opportunities.
“Mr. Myers has been an integral part of our school’s success in academic opportunities, attendance, and with at-risk students. He has a perfect tapestry of professional and personal qualities,” Opelika High School Principal Dr. Farrell Seymore said.
“His ability to develop relationships with students, families, staff, and teachers has helped Opelika High School move this community forward.”
A panel of judges selected Myers from numerous applicants across the state. He will represent Alabama as the nominee for the National Assistant Principal of the Year Award.