A. Blaine Hawley
Red Pump Elementary School
Bel Air, MD

Education, ever-evolving, requires the principal to be a dynamic, strong, and informed instructional leader. As principals, in order to lead our schools effectively, we rely on NAESP to support, advocate, and inform. Since 2000, when I became a school administrator, I have been a proud member of NAESP. The leadership of this organization has demonstrated an understanding of the needs of the principal and has led accordingly. I would be honored to be elected Zone 3 Director to be part of maintaining the strength of this organization. We have a responsibility to take an active role in our professional organization, and I view the position of Zone 3 Director as another opportunity to be a positive voice for principals. As Zone 3 Director, I will seek opportunities to understand, represent, and advocate for the specific needs of all principals, not only in Zone 3 but throughout the membership.

Professional Experience: Principal, Red Pump Elementary, ’10-present — Principal, Meadowvale Elementary, ’05-’10 — Assistant Principal, Youths’ Benefit Elementary, ’02-’05  — Assistant Principal, Prospect Mill Elementary, ’00-’02  — School Counselor, Joppatowne Elementary, ’92-’00 — Teacher, The Bryn Mawr School, ’85-’92

Professional Affiliations: NAESP, ’00-present (Resolutions Committee, ’09-’12; National Leaders Conference, ’09-present; Federal Relations Conference, ’09-present; Testified Before House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ’11) —  Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals (Past President, ’12-’13; President, ’11-’12; President-Elect, ’10-’11; Harford County Executive Board Representative, ’05-’11; Legislative Committee, ’09-present; Nominating Committee, ’05-’10; Planning Committee for Assistant Principal Conference, ’03-’04)  — Governor’s Task Force, Early Childhood Education Representative, ’12  — Maryland State Department of Education School Discipline Best Practices Workgroup, ’12 — Harford County Elementary School Administrators Association Board Member, ’08-present

Professional Honors: President’s Award, Council of Educational Administative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland, ’11

Civic/Community Honors: Youth Group Mentor, Church of the Holy Comforter, ’05-present

Education: Certification, School Administration, Loyola University of Maryland, ’03 — M.Ed., School Counseling, Loyola University of Maryland, ’92 — B.A., Family Studies, Ohio Wesleyan University, ’85