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Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
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Wilmington University Alumna Named National Assistant Principal of the Year

Dr. Courtney Voshell takes national honor for her work at Dover High School.

Wilmington University alumna Dr. Courtney Voshell was awarded the title of National Assistant Principal of the Year by the of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) at their annual conference on Saturday, February 8.

Dr. Voshell, 32, was named Delaware Assistant Principal of the Year in December and was selected to represent the state in the national competition. A recent graduate of the Ed.D doctoral program in Educational Leadership, Dr. Voshell was selected for the honor because of her inspired and inspirational approach with both students and faculty.

The NASSP press release noted (, "In the two full school years since Dover High School was labeled a failing school, Voshell has helped the school get back on track and meet all student targets on both the state assessment and the graduation cohort."

Dr. Voshell, Dover High School's current assistant principal, began her teaching career in 2003 at her high school alma mater, Dover High. She left the classroom in 2009 to move into the administrative role of assistant principal. She holds a master's degree in School Leadership (2009) and a doctorate in Educational Leadership (2013), each from Wilmington University. Voshell was nominated for the award by Capital School District supervisor, Dr. Darren Guido, and the current principal of Dover High School, Dr. Evelyn Edney. 

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Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 - New Castle, DE