Murphy High School’s Joe Toomey and Scarborough Model Middle School’s Andrea Dennis have been named the District I high school and middle school Principals of the Year, respectively, by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals.
Toomey is also the organization’s vice president and will assume the presidency next year. Dennis was named its vice president-elect.
“I am honored and humbled to be chosen the High School principal of the year for district 1 in Alabama,” said Toomey, who has served as principal at Mary G. Montgomery High School and Clark-Shaw and Denton middle schools before coming to Murphy in 2017. “This a team award as I am blessed to have the best assistant principals and teachers in the county. I couldn’t be successful without my amazing faculty.”
Dennis was named principal at Scarborough in 2016 after serving as an assistant principal at Theodore High, and oversaw Scarborough’s conversion to a Model Middle School.
“While it is an honor to be recognized, it takes a community to establish a culture of learning and cultivate growth and achievement within a school,” Dennis said. “I am grateful to have a team committed to providing the quality instruction and building the support network that our students need to thrive. We will continue to provide an innovative learning environment that addresses the needs of our students and prepares them for future success.”