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NDMU PhD Student Selected as Maryland’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Notre Dame of Maryland University

April 4, 2022


A Notre Dame of Maryland University PhD student was recently named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP).

Kimberly Culbertson D’22, who is completing her doctorate in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations, was recognized for her excellence as an assistant principal at Towson High School in Baltimore County. She has worked as a teacher and administrator for Baltimore County Public Schools since 2006.

“In receiving this award, I was overcome with feelings of gratitude and pride to be able to represent the hard-working students, staff, and community members of Towson High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, and the state of Maryland,” Culbertson said. “I am extremely humbled by this honor, especially knowing the dedication, passion, and innovation that my fellow colleagues employ each day in their own work.”

Culbertson becomes the second NDMU School of Education student in as many years to be honored by the MASSP. Deana Giannelli M’05 was chosen as the organization’s Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year in 2021 for her efforts at Perry Hall Middle School in Baltimore County.

As an assistant principal at Towson HS, Culbertson is responsible for providing general support to both students and teachers on a daily basis. She also serves as the school’s master scheduler, transportation coordinator, and attendance committee coordinator, and she directly supervises the Science, Social Studies, and School Counseling departments.