The Maine Principals’ Association announced March 26 that Jamie Stone, Principal at Camden Rockport Middle School, in Camden, has been named Maine’s NASSP Principal of the Year for School Year 2021-2022. She will be honored by the MPA at a Virtual Awards Evening on April 29, 2021.
Stone received the award because of her extensive network of innovative community partnerships and her project-based learning vision. She has an unfailing commitment to high expectations for her students while being fully committed in supporting and collaborating with her staff and community.
In announcing Stone’s selection as Maine’s NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director of the Professional Division Dr. Holly Couturier said: “Principal Stone has a comprehensive and systematic communication style that includes all stakeholders. She is a progressive and caring leader committed to creating a successful environment where teachers, leaders, and students can thrive academically and emotionally.”
Stone received her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the University of Maine, Orono in 1998. She then went on to Johns Hopkins University, where in 2006, she obtained her master’s degree in administration and supervision.
She began her educational career as an eighth grade teacher as well as being the athletic director and basketball coach at Sedgwick Elementary School in 1998.
From there she moved to Queen Ann Private School in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where she was the Middle School Math and Social Studies Teacher in 1999. She then became the academic manager and career counselor teacher before becoming the Director of Academic and Career Exploration Program’s Founding Math Teacher in 2002.
For seven years she was an educational consultant in Maryland and then was a Mid-Atlantic and National School Designer for Expeditionary Learning Schools.
She began her administrative career in 2009 when she became a middle and elementary school principal before moving to Maine and becoming the principal of Camden Rockport Middle School in 2014 – a position she continues to proudly serve in today.
In 2016, Stone received the New England League of Middle Schools, A+ Administrator Award.
Stone serves on her district’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as well as the Educator Effectiveness Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the Maine Principals’ Association (MPA).
The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 principals, assistant principals, and career and technology center directors. The Association dates to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.