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Hillary Terry, Named the TASSP Region 11 Outstanding Principal of the Year

Posted Date: 07/27/2023

Hillary Terry, Named the TASSP Region 11 Outstanding Principal of the Year

Hillary Terry, Principal of Valley View High School in Valley View, TX has been selected to
represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region 11 Outstanding Principal of the Year. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions. Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. As a Region 11 winner, Ms. Terry is eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Principal of the Year.

Hillary Terry, a 3-year principal has headed (or has been a member of) the leadership team at
Valley View since 2017. She attended Texas Woman’s University and earned a bachelor’s degree in
mathematics. She attended the University of North Texas and was awarded a Master of Education in
Educational Leadership. Ms. Terry sees herself as being an advocate for education, a visionary and
leader of learners. She is credited with numerous achievements including receiving the district’s Eagles Above and Beyond Award in the Fall of 2019. Monica Johnson-Parkhill, the district’s former Director of Instruction and Student Services, states, “Hillary embodies the best of educational professionals. She cares deeply about student success not only in academics but in life. She supports all aspects of student education. In addition, Hillary supports staff and does all she can to make sure teachers are able to focus on instruction and students. There is no one more deserving of this honor than Hillary Terry.”

Each of the region winners will be recognized during the Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner
held in conjunction with the TASSP Summer held each year in June in Austin. Each will be presented
with an award and recognized in a commemorative book entitled Texas Principals, Texas Heroes.

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