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Tri-Cities HS principal named Fulton 'Principal of the Year'
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Tri-Cities HS principal named Fulton 'Principal of the Year'

EAST POINT, Ga. -- The first-ever Fulton County Principal of the Year honor has been bestowed upon Dan Sims of Tri-Cities High School.

Sims was chosen from nearly 100 principals for the title and says he is humbled by it.

"We do it for the kids," he said during the school system's latest meeting of principals and central office administrators, upon learning he'd won. "At the end of the day, it's all about the children and what we can do to help them achieve and create a better world. This is an award not only for me, but also for Tri-Cities High School."

An East Point native, Sims began his academic career as a math teacher. He has worked at Tri-Cities High and Paul D. West Middle School as both a teacher and an administrator. He holds B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from Georgia State University and is currently working on his doctoral degree. Sims is also a proud cancer survivor.

"Anyone who meets Dan Sims -- whether it be for the first time or the 100th time -- walks away feeling the same pride he feels for his school," Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa said in a statement. "He is an inspirational, high energy leader who does whatever it takes to reach and teach students."

Sims was chosen from among six finalists for the honor. Other contenders include Buck Greene (Johns Creek High School), Susan Matzin (Birmingham Falls Elementary School), Margaret Pupillo (Medlock Bridge Elementary School), Matt Rogers (Creek View Elementary School) and Joy Schroerlucke (Holcomb Bridge Middle School).

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