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Background Information

Employment History

Principal

Mountain View Elementary School

Principal of the Year Program Criteria

Wachovia Corp.

Elementary School Principal

Mountain View

Education

Appalachian State University

undergraduate's degree

Master

school administration

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Principal of the Year Kim ...

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Principal of the Year Kim Simmons was chosen last fall and recognized Jan. 3 by the board of education.

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Kim Ball Simmons, principal of Mountain View Elementary School, is being honored as the 2010-2011 Principal of the Year for Ashe County Schools.
This is a high honor of achievement as Mrs. Simmons was selected for the second year. The selection was made based on the Wachovia Principal of the Year Program criteria. This criteria includes respect and admiration of students, teachers, co-workers, and parents; the ability to improve the achievement of students from various backgrounds and with differing capabilities; and the respect of the community where they serve as leaders.
She will compete with other local award recipients for regional and state honors as part of the Principal of the Year program sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company.
Regional award recipients will be selected by February and the 2011 State Wachovia Principal of the Year will be announced in spring at a state luncheon in Raleigh.
Simmons was recognized by the Ashe County Board of Education at their Jan. 3 meeting and presented an award by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Travis Reeves.


Former Mountain View Elementary School ...

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Former Mountain View Elementary School Principal Kim Simmons has accepted a position with the North Carolina Department of Instruction's "Race to the Top" program originated by President Obama.

According to Ashe School Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves, Simmons - who was named Ashe County Schools 'Principal of the Year' for 2010-11 - will be serving as a regional staff development coordinator or liaison between DPI and Region 7 which includes Ashe.
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"This is a good opportunity for Kim," said Reeves.
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Reeves said that Simmons needed to take the new position at this time to prepare for staff training beginning this summer.


Kim Ball Simmons, principal ...

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Kim Ball Simmons, principal of Mountain View Elementary School, has been named the 2010-2011 Principal of the Year for Ashe County Schools.

This is a high honor of achievement as Mrs. Simmons was selected for the second year. The selection was made based on the Wachovia Principal of the Year Program criteria. This criteria includes respect and admiration of students, teachers, co-workers, and parents; the ability to improve the achievement of students from various backgrounds and with differing capabilities; and the respect of the community where they serve as leaders.
She will compete with other local award recipients for regional and state honors as part of the Principal of the Year program sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company.
Regional award recipients will be selected by February 2011 and the 2011 State Wachovia Principal of the Year will be announced in spring of 2011 at a state luncheon in Raleigh.
Simmons will be recognized by the Ashe County Board of Education at their Dec. 6 meeting.


Principal of the Year: Kim ...

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Principal of the Year: Kim Ball surprised at MVE Jefferson Post - Principal of the Year Kim Ball surprised at MVE

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Principal of the Year: Kim Ball surprised at MVE
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Mountain View Elementary School Principal Kimberly Ball never saw it coming. On Tuesday, Oct. 6 she entered the school under the impression that she was to attend an OSHA safety training course. What happened next totally caught Ball and the rest of the school's staff completely "off guard."
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But Ball was mistaken. The flowers were not for the school or even for the staff at MVES but were actually presented to Ball to celebrate her selection as this year's Principal of The Year Award.
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I enjoy working Kim and I see Mountain View doing great things in the future."
Ball, who is only in her second year as a school principal, has held positions in both Ashe and Watauga counties as both a classroom educator and as a school administrator but her career in education almost never happened. She was majoring in business while attending Appalachian State University and never considered pursuing a career as a teacher until she began substituting in the Wilkes County School system.
"Truly within the first 30 minutes of being in the classroom I knew that was what I wanted to do," Ball explained. "The next day I met with my advisor and changed my major."
It was not a decision that Ball would live to regret. She went on to major in middle grades education, earning her undergraduate's degree before completing a Master's in school administration.
"I can't imagine considering doing anything else," she said.
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Although Ball considers her career in education to be a "rewarding profession" she admits that it does come with some challenges.
"There seems to be a standard we are always working toward or a bar that we are trying to reach that is continuously being raised. It's always hard to try to reach these things when you are working with a tighter budget and with less money," she said.
One advantage of working as both an educator and as an administrator is that it has enabled Ball to empathize with the teachers.
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Ball will now move on to the state's regional principal of the year competition.


Principal of the Year: Kim ...

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Principal of the Year: Kim Ball surprised at MVE | full story Jefferson Post - Principal of the Year Kim Ball surprised at MVE

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Principal of the Year: Kim Ball surprised at MVE
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Mountain View Elementary School Principal Kimberly Ball never saw it coming. On Tuesday, Oct. 6 she entered the school under the impression that she was to attend an OSHA safety training course. What happened next totally caught Ball and the rest of the school's staff completely "off guard."
...
But Ball was mistaken. The flowers were not for the school or even for the staff at MVES but were actually presented to Ball to celebrate her selection as this year's Principal of The Year Award.
...
I enjoy working Kim and I see Mountain View doing great things in the future."
Ball, who is only in her second year as a school principal, has held positions in both Ashe and Watauga counties as both a classroom educator and as a school administrator but her career in education almost never happened. She was majoring in business while attending Appalachian State University and never considered pursuing a career as a teacher until she began substituting in the Wilkes County School system.
"Truly within the first 30 minutes of being in the classroom I knew that was what I wanted to do," Ball explained. "The next day I met with my advisor and changed my major."
It was not a decision that Ball would live to regret. She went on to major in middle grades education, earning her undergraduate's degree before completing a Master's in school administration.
"I can't imagine considering doing anything else," she said.
...
Although Ball considers her career in education to be a "rewarding profession" she admits that it does come with some challenges.
"There seems to be a standard we are always working toward or a bar that we are trying to reach that is continuously being raised. It's always hard to try to reach these things when you are working with a tighter budget and with less money," she said.
One advantage of working as both an educator and as an administrator is that it has enabled Ball to empathize with the teachers.
...
Ball will now move on to the state's regional principal of the year competition.

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