Yarmouth's Ottow is Maine's top assistant principal

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YARMOUTH — Joshua Ottow, assistant principal at Yarmouth High School, has been named the Maine Assistant Principal of the Year.

Ottow will be honored by the Maine Prinicipals’ Association on April 30, 2015, at its annual awards banquet and by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in Washington, D.C., also in April.

“Josh Ottow is an outstanding example of the next generation of school leaders and the increased responsibilities we place on them,” MPA Executive Director Richard Durost said in a press release.

Ottow has been the assistant principal at YHS since 2011. Prior to that he had been the assistant principal at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham beginning in 2007. He also taught history at Mt. Ararat from 2003 until he became assistant principal.

Ottow is currently attending the University of Maine, working towards his doctoral degree in education. He received a bachelor’s degree in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, his master’s in education in 2005 from the University of Southern Maine, and a Certification of Advanced Study in 2014 from the University of Maine.

According to a press release from the Yarmouth School Department, Ottow received the assistant principal of the year award because of his success as “a collaborative educational leader” and because he works to make a more positive school environment with student-centered programs.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or kgardner@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

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Yarmouth High School’s Joshua Ottow was named Assistant Prinicipal of the Year by the Maine Principals’ Association.

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