Northeast High's principal is a finalist for Principal of the Year
The principal of Northeast High School is a finalist for Florida's 2017 Principal of the Year award, state officials announced Friday.
Kevin Hendrick, who has been Northeast High's principal for eight years, is one of three finalists for the honor. Other finalists include: Earl Johnson, principal of Matanzas High School in Flagler County and Rachel Shelley, principal of Booker High School in Sarasota County. The winner will be announced during a ceremony June 21.
Hendrick is credited with developing a finance academy at the school, which allows students to earn industry certifications. Under his leadership, Northeast High also has increased the number of Advanced Placement classes, seen an increase in the number of students who enroll in college, and an uptick in the average ACT score.
The 2017 Principal of the Year will get a $5,000 cash prize and $1,000 for their school.
Candidates for the awards were nominated by their superintendents.