Bladenboro Middle School assistant principal, Chrystal McColskey, has been selected to participate in the next Assistant Principal Accelerator cohort hosted by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals’ Association (NCPAPA).
Established as a statewide leadership initiative, the Accelerator program is designed to provide immense professional growth for select assistant principals (AP) recognized by their school districts to have a high potential for principalship. McColskey’s cohort will kick off in January. “I’m looking forward to learning with a network of assistant principals from across the state as we prepare for our futures as principals,” said McColskey.
“Ms. McColskey is a tremendous asset to her school and our district in her role as an AP,” says Dr. Jason Atkinson, Bladen County Schools Superintendent. “Her participation in the Accelerator program will only amplify her leadership capabilities and we are excited to support Ms. McColskey as she continues to grow in her capacity as a school leader.”
With more than 18 years in education, McColskey says she was born to be an educator. She excelled as a classroom teacher, and in 2010 when she became a presenter for beginning teachers in North Carolina, she discovered her passion for supporting and encouraging fellow educators. It was that experience that led McColskey to pursue school administration.
“I get so excited when I think about my future in education. I love sharing, encouraging, and motivating our students and my colleagues,” shared McColskey.