Souhegan's Scully honored as Principal of the YearBy KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
February 06. 2018 11:31PM
AMHERST — Principal Rob Scully of Souhegan High School has been named Principal of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals.
“This is an individual award that speaks to the efforts and work of the entire community,” Scully said in a statement.
Scully has been principal of the local high school since 2013. Previously, he held the administrative role of dean of students and served as a ninth-grade English teacher, athletic coach and adviser.
Cited for fostering educational innovation at the secondary school level, Scully was chosen for the prestigious honor and will be formally presented with his award at the New Hampshire Association of School Principals’ annual conference and the New Hampshire Excellence in Education awards in June.
“Over the years, I have learned that inspiring teachers want to work for an inspiring principal,” said Superintendent Peter Warburton, adding outstanding academic communities want and need a leader like Scully — someone with a clear vision of excellence for their students.
Scully has worked at the high school for about 19 years. He also has been an active member of the Community Council and Personnel Policy Committee.
“We are a learning-driven environment,” Scully said this week about Souhegan High School, explaining the school offers inspiring instructors while its curriculum provides limitless opportunities.
He perceives the school as a team of expertly trained leaders with a vision for promoting personalized, relevant student experiences, maintaining his leadership reflects the excellent work of the school’s teachers and students.
“Our facility must promote multiple modes of expert learning,” he said, telling parents that their children have infinite potentials that he and other staff members at Souhegan strive to help them realize.
He said in a statement that Souhegan is finding new and creative ways to foster the idea of individualized pathways of learning — not just the occasional independent study, club or project, but rather rethinking the role students play in co-designing their learning experiences.
Scully holds a degree in English teaching and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of New Hampshire. He also completed his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies with a concentration in education specialist in administration and supervision.
Previously, Scully taught English at Londonderry High School and coached soccer and basketball.
As part of his Principal of the Year award, Scully will also be recognized at the National Association of Secondary School Principals conference in September in Washington, D.C.