The Delaware Association of School Administrators has announced that Dr. Courtney L. Voshell has been selected as one of three finalists for 2014 National Association of Secondary School Principals/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year at the secondary level.

In 2010, during Voshell’s first year as assistant principal, Dover High School was labeled a failing school. As a new administrator, Voshell provided insight from a teacher’s perspective and shared ideas on how she thought the school could improve. She led the implementation of professional learning communities at the school to help teachers collaborate and share best practices and organize data to make data-driven decisions.

“Using her natural leadership style, and her creativity, Dr. Voshell created reforms that addressed in positive and enduring ways many school-wide problems such as at-risk students and those ever-so-important teacher evaluations,” said Dover High School Principal Dr. Evelyn Edney. “She has helped the staff establish academic, career and technical, and school climate means to meet the goal of increasing student achievement [and] Dr. Voshell has done wonders for raising student achievement.”